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ter." If she do not hold herself contented therewith but shall " inquiet," 
molest and trouble the possession of my son William then the legacies 
given before to Amy the wife of John Wells, Martha the wife of William 
Oliver and to Edmond Stephenson shall be utterly void and of none ef- 
fect. Stevenson, 20. 

[The testator William Bromfielcl is the earliest of the family In an unbroken 
liue from the present century back into England. He is said to have come out 
of Derbyshire, and became Lieutenant of the Ordinance in the Tower of London, 
and purchased the Manor of Barnes. He is doubtless the father of William 
Bromfielcl of Mounton Farley, whose will is given on p. 2(>2 of the Register, for 
1898, and which was also published in the Register, 1871, p. 183. His grandson 
Arthur Bromfield is the testator of the will in the Register for L898, p. 2(54. 

Hon. Edward Bromfield, b. Jan. 1648-9, in South Stoneham, Hants, England, 
died in Boston, June 1734. His brother Henry had a son Thomas, whose will, 
dated 14 Dec. 1704, is given in the Register, L898, p. 207. 

Edward married Mary, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dan forth, and had twelve 
children. The fourth, Mary, married Hon. Thomas Cashing. The sixth. Sarah, 
married Capt. Isaac Dupee. The eighth, Edward, married Abigail Coney and 
had eight children ; of these, three sons were Henry, Thomas and John; and 
daughters Elizabeth (d. num.), Sarah, married Hon. Jeremiah Powell, and 
Abigail, married William Phillips. Henry was the father of Henry Bromfield, 
of Harvard, Mass. Thomas lived in England. John, of Newburyport, married 
Ann, daughter of Robert Roberts, and had a son. Robert Bromfield, surgeon. 
Thomas Cushing was the father of the patriot of the Revolution, of that name. 

The will of Henry Bromfield of Chawcroft (Register, 1898, p. 266), has al- 
ready been published in the Register, 1871, p. L84. In the earlier abstracl he 
is of Chancroft, while in a memoir of .John Bromfield by Fosiab Quincy, I860, 
it is given as Chanesoft. Walter K. kins.] 

John Qutnbt of London, servant with Thomas Goodman of the same 
city, 28 July 1556. To Jane Goodman three rings, to wit, one diamond, 
one ruby and a " turkes," and in ready money twenty pounds and one 
chain of gold and my chest in the hall, which twenty pounds I will her 
father shall have in keeping to employ for 1mm- profit until such time as -ho 
be married. To my brother Robard'e live children twenty shillings apiece. 
The same to sister Katherine's four children and to sister Elizabeth's child. 
To my sister Audry my three little " hopes " of gold which be joined to- 
gether and one "perale" set in gold. Brother Anthony. Brother Ro- 
bert's wife. Sister Katherine. Sister Elizabeth. My mother. My master 
aud my mistress. Thomas Champion oweth me. My father. Joane Stell 
in Farnham. Robert Bell. My apparel! as well in Spain as here. To 
Alice Mathew because she watched with me in the nights ten shillings. 
And I will that Ursula Godman shall have my signet of gold which is 
with the " Splede Egle."' The residue to my father whom I make my full ex- 
ecutor and he to pay my legacies and such debts as I owe, praying my 
master to help him to recover such debts as I have abroad, and in recom- 
pence of his pains I will he shall have my two " Lewtes " for Thomas and 
*'Insent" Godman. Written with my own hand in London. 

On the third of May 1557 commission issued to John Quynby of Farn- 
ham father of John Quynby of the City of London, merchant deceased, as 
if the decedent were intestate,. for the reason and on account of this that 
the said John senior, executor, renounced. 

Then on the first day of December of the same year commission issued 
to Jane Quimby mother of John Quimby junior, while he lived of the City 
of London, deceased, to administer the goods unadministered by the said 
John Quinby senior, now deceased. Wrastley, 12. 

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John Tofte of Chil worth, Surrey, gentleman, 18 June 1595, proved 
25 June 1599. Brother Robert Tofte. Mary Smith, widow, my mother. 
My sisters Mary and Katherine Smyth. Mrs. Julian Morgan. My cousin 
William Daye. Jane, Elianor, Mary, and Judith Morgan. I have now in 
adventure in this " viage " to sea with Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis 
Drake and their company the sum of one hundred pounds, in which M vi- 
a»e " I intend to go myself. Mr. John Morgan and Mrs. Margery Mor- 
gan. The residue &c. to Mr. P^dward Quynbye of Allington in the county 
of Southampton, gen', to his own proper use, which said Edward Quynbye 
I ordain and make my full and sole executor. There is owing unto me 
by Mr. William Oglander one hundred and fifty pounds. Other debts. 

Kiddj 55. 

Edward Quinbuye of Allington in the county of Southampton, Es- 
quire, 3 February 1G12, proved the last day of February 1613. To my 
well beloved wife Jane Quinbuye three score pounds yearly, to be paid out 
of such leases as God hath blessed me with, during the time of her natural 
life, which said sum of three score pounds yearly to be paid her shall, after 
her death, remain unto Jane Brumfeild and Quynbie Brumfeild, two of my 
daughter's children, as long as the said leases shall be in force. I give to 
my wife one hundred pounds (and certain household goods &c). To my 
daughter's two children formerly named, viz 1 Quinbuye Brumfeild and Jane 
Brumfeild, three hundred pounds apiece. To the poor <>! Tichefieldfive pounds. 
Certain servants named. To my son in law Arthur Brumfeild two cloaks 
lined with velvet, the one lined with black the other with tawney velvet, 
and another cloak of silk "grogoran" and a tawney satin suit, dublet, 
hose and a pair of silk stockings and .silk -alters. I give him also another 
black suit of satin cut and a new suit of satin " razed " and my other silk 
stockings, or other my apparel! which he shall make ehoice of. My son in 
law Edmond Ilawes. My sons in law Mr. .John Porter, Richard Porter, 
Thomas Porter, Anthony Fowle and Thomas Goodman, Mr. Alcocke, Mr. 
Craddocke, Mr. William Marshe and his wife Bach of my son Brom- 
feild's servants. To wife Jane the use of all my plate during her na- 
tural life and the use also of all my linen and all such brass and pewter as 
she shall deem necessary for her use. And my will further is that all the 
said plate, brass and pewter and linen shall, after her death, remain unto 
my two daughter Brumi'eild's children, Quinbuye and Jane Bromfeild, equal- 
ly to be divided between them. And I make my loving daughter Luce 
Brumfeild sole executrix. I give her the residue of all my goods &c. 
John Cradocke clerk a witness. Lawe, 18. 

Jane Quinby of St. Margaret's in the parish of Titchfield, in the county 
of Southampton, widow of Edward Quinby late of Titchfield deceased 
Esquire, 6 August 1618, with a codicil added 25 June 1621, proved 17 
June 1624. To my grandson Quinby Bromfild the copyhold tenement 
I late bought of my son Arthur Bromfild Esq. holden of the Right 
Hon. the Lord Southampton and lying within Titchfield aforesaid, with 
remainder to my grand daughter Jane Bromfild. I give the two hun- 
dred pounds which my late husband Mr. Edward Quinby gave me (all 
which is now in my son Bromfild's hands) the one half thereof to Jane 
Bromfild aforesaid and the other hundred unto Quinby Bromfild, to be sever- 
ally paid them at their age of twenty one years or day of marriage. I give 
them all my household stuff. To my sou Thomas Porter ten pounds, to 


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of his body &c. ; remainder to my son Thomas, then to my son Robert and 
the heirs male of his body forever. To Anne my wife, during her natural 
life my parcel of land called Bushe Hayes and the arrable thereunto be- 
longing, paying her son William Haskett yearly during her life six shillings 
eio"ht pence, if it be lawfully demanded ; and after her decease I give it to 
the said William &c, remainder to my son Michael Haskett, then to the 
right heir. To my son John thirty pounds to be paid for his use when he 
slmll be a prentice, in the meantime his mother to have the profit, or if he 
be obstinate or stubborn towards his mother in making his choice for a wife 
then it shall be at the discretion of his mother and the overseers what por- 
tion to allow him. To my son Thomas forty pounds. To my son Robert 
forty pounds. To my son Michael forty pounds. To my two daughters, 
Joane Haskett and Mary Haskett fifty pounds apiece, to be given them at 
their marriage if their mother shall so long happen to live, if not then to 
be paid them at their mother's decease. Also if they should be obstinate 
and stubborn towards their mother in not taking their mother's good will 
and consent in their choice for marriage that then it shall be at their moth- 
er's discretion what portion to allow " eyther " of them. Residue to wife 
Anne whom I do make my sole executrix and I do intreat my well beloved 
friends Stephen Haskett, William Haskett and George Coxe to be my 

Stephen Haskett and William Haskett among the witnesses. 

Rudd, 8. 

William Hurd the elder, of Kingsdon, Somerset, gen 1 ., 14 April 1638, 
proved 17 October 1638. To be buried in the parish church or church- 
yard. To the church and poor of Kingsdon and the poor of Uchester and 
Mudford. Sundry servants an 1 others named. My grandchild and god- 
son Joseph Francklin. My daughter Judith Rawe. Thomas Rawe. her 
husband. Their children, my grandchildren. My god daughter Judith 

Whereas my son in law William Haskett hath mortgaged unto me one 
messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, lying and being in Henst- 
ridge, for the payment of two hundred pounds &c, my will is that he shall 
pay to my son William Hurd three score and ten pounds or give sufficient 
security unto him for the payment thereof to him &c. and shall likewise 
give unto my executors the like sufficient security for discharging of my 
executors of a bond of two hundred pounds which I do stand bound unto 
Ellioc Haskett, father of the said William Haskett, that my executors shall 
deliver up unto the said William Haskett the said deed of mortgage and 
convey and assign over all my grounds lying at Pryors Downe, with the 
appurtenances, according to the true intent and meaning of a grant and as- 
signment heretofore made and drawn by M r . Richard King of Sherborne. 

Thirty pounds to be employed to and for the use and benefit of my 
grandchild Mary Haskett and my daughter Joane Haskett. The said 
Mary to marry with consent of her mother. My son George Hurd to be- 
have himself as a dutiful and obedient son unto Lis mother. My daughter 
Hester Franklin. My son Thomas Hurd. My wife Joane Hurd. 

Lee, 129. 

Stephen Haskett the elder of Marnhull, Dorset, fuller, 24 May 1648, 
proved 27 February 1653. To be buried in the churchyard of the parish 
church of Marnhuil. To Ellis Haskett, my son, two shillings. To my 

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John, fifty pounda, ( onditional 

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Susanna Hobbe, widow, fifteen pounda I i ^ illiam L 
Sherborne Castle Town, button-maker, ii\ ida It Richard I 

m\ kinsman, should oom< Elias D 

him twenty shillings ■ year for bia natural life. Otb r bequests. \\ 
M .• •. to be executrix. 

I ommission issued to Mary Crnmsey wile of Lewis < 
semel remotae prox. consanguin," &c. for the reason thai .Mary li the 

relict had died before taking the burden of the 

On the margin is an acknowledgment of the i I the original will 

into the Registry of the Supreme Court according to a monition under the 
semi o\' the said Court. I. 

[This lasl will was brought Into the Court of Delej rds of that 

irt, Liber i. fo. -i> . in a rati of Haskt I Cmmse. In the Public K- 
office, under Delegates Pi cesses, •■ Basket ooa Crumse, \ 
may be found the Process Issued in this case, addressed — ] 

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Dilecto Nobis in Christo. Eliae Haskett nepoti ex fratre et prox. con- 
sanguineo Elise Haskett nuper de Henstridge Marsh in Cora. Somerset 
*#######* in quadam causa Apellaconis et querela3 
qua coram Eis (t. e. the Judges Delegate) in judicio inter p r fatum Eliam 
Haskett partem Apellan. et Querelan. ex una et Mariam Cruraze (uxorem 
Ludovici Crumze) proneptem p r tensam p r fati Haskett defti. partem appel- 
latam et querelatam partibus ex altera etc. 

Dat sub sigillo Supremoe Curiae Delegator. nrorum decimo quarto die 
mensis Augusti Annoq. Regni nostri undecimo (1699). 

[I have little doubt that the plaintiff and appellant in this case was our Elias 
Haskett of Salem, son of Stephen Haskett of Salem then deceased, who had 
already (30 May, 1698) armed himself with proofs of his identity, as appears in 
the Notarial Record Books in the office of the clerk of the courts at Salem, 
Mass. [See N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., Vol. 30, p. 110, and Essex Institute 
Hist. Coll., Vol. 16, p. 102.] I And this evidence of identity also given in Bm- 
merton and Waters's Gleanings, pp. 52-3. I found that our Elias Haskett was 
commander of the Providence Galley. "Whether he was ever the Governor of 
New Providence I cannot say. From one of his Bisters our famous Derby 
family derive descent. Hence the baptismal name Elias Basket in thai family. 

I find that there was an earlier legal dispute In this family as shown by Chan- 
cery Bills and Answers, Charles I., II. II. xxi9 *<;.".] 

27 May 1647 Ellis Haskett, of En son als Endiston within the parish of 

Henstridge in County Somerset, the elder, yeoman, about fifteen years 
since purchased an estate, for his own life and the lives of his two sons 
William Haskett and Elles Haskett, of and in one copyhold tenement with 
the appurtenances, lying and being in Enson aforesaid, within the manor of 
Henstridge &c, called or known by the name of Brynea tenement or the 
West Living, being of the yearly value of sixteen pounds &c. About ten 
years since the said William Haskett the younger did labor with and ear- 
nestly intreat and did make use of divert friends to persuade your Orator 
to surrender and yield up (to bar the wife in widowhood &C.) and to settle 
the said William Haskett in said copyhold ece. and estate the said William 
Haskett's wife (in her widowhood &c.) a^ the Baid William Hasketl Bhould 
afterwards marry &c, the said William Haskett to pay your Orator a yearly 
annuity of ten pounds and give security. 

Surrender was made ol July L638. The said William Haskett hath 
(thus) by his marriage obtained a great porcon. The Bald William now 
most unjustly and unconscionably doth refuse to pay the said annuity. 

Answer of William Haskett, by which it appears that the money paid 
for the estate was not given and paid as bis own " moneyes " but by the 
friends of Christian, this defendant's late mother, as part of her portion. 

About ten years ago defendant was imprisoned for debt at Marlborough 

such wife as this defendant now hath he obtained her af- 

fection to marry with him not by reason of his said estate which he hath by 
the Copy of Court Roll aforesaid but by God's goodness and her love and 
affection to him. 

Thomas Hedge citizen and merchant tailor of London, 2 March 18 th 
James, proved 10 April 1623. I give and devise unto P:iisha Hedge mine 
eldest son all that close of pasture and arable ground, with the apperte- 
nances, containing by estimation one hundred and sixteen acres or there- 

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daughter Anne Terry and her husband James Terrie. A pair of lattin 
andirons with iron feet painted. To said daughter Ann Terry (inter alia) 
one of my wrought gilt bowls which was given me when she was bap- 
tized. Upon the marriage of my daughter Deborah with her now husband 
Abraham Hedge I have assured and conveyed my free hold lands, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Endfield, Middlesex, unto them and to the heirs 
of the body of the said Deborah by the said Abraham Hedge. My grand- 
child Robert Peacocke son of Robert. To the said Deborah two white 
tankards which were my mother's, my ring with the bird and " tonne. " a 
cupboard cloth with a border of needlework round about it wherein are 
the grocers' arms and my name, my lesser lattin andirons with brass feet, 
my virginalls (and a lot of other articles). My son John's wife. My grand" 
child Susan, daughter of Ann Terry. My said two daughters Ann and 
Debora. Elizabeth Peacock daughter of my son Robert, so as she marry 
a man professing the Gospel of Christ now professed and authorized in 
England. A mutton spit. A bird spit. Joined stools. A wainscot chair. 
My cousin Richard Cockes. My cousin Ilancockes. My son John's daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. My grandchild Deborah Hedge and Elizabeth Hedge her 
sister. Son Robert's daughters Ann and Judith. My Bister Poynter'a son 
John Poynter. My sister's daughter Wenefryd Starkej and Elizabeth 
Starkey, daughter of the said Wynefrid. Josiaa sou of William Barnish. 
My grandchild Elizabeth Terry. My brother Hedge and his wife. My 
cousin William Curties. My cousin Anne Aldon. Sirs. Cotton my pew- 
fellow. Swann, 35. 

Sentence for the confirmation of the above will was promulgated 24 May 
1G23 following upon litigation between Robert Peacock, eldest son of the de- 
ceased, of the one part and William Clapham, executor of her will, of the 
other part. Swann, 43. 

Abraham Hedge in the good Bhip Reformation, 6 July, 1629, proved 16 
June, 1631. Small bequests to the chirnrgeon and others on board the ship. 
The residue to my loving mother Elizabeth Raynucke dwelling in Fann- 
church Street near Algate in London. She to l><- sole executrix. Proved 
by Elizabeth Raynucke otherwise Kennick, mother and executrix. 

St. John, 70. 

[Abraham Hedge, eon of Thomas Hedge, was apprenticed in the Merchant 
Tailors Company, in March, L605 ''.. L0 !>••<•. 1611, Abraham Hedge of St. Mich- 
ael's, Cornhill, married Deborah Peacock of St. Dionis Backchnrch, from which 
church she was buried 23 Aug. L625. Elizabeth Peacock, widow, was buried 
from same church 24 March. 1622-3. Robert Peacocke of St. Mildred's in 
Breadstreete and Elizabeth Cnrtyce of St. Dionifl Backchnrch were married 23 
March, 1572-3.— Walter K. Waikins.] 

Richard Warde of Cannons Ashbye in the county of Northampton 
gent 12 September 1630, with codicil added 10 September 1G31 (1630?), 
proved 11 November 1631. The poor of the parish of Middleton Che- 
ney. Mr. John Dodd, minister of Fawlseley, and sundry other clergymen. 
My brother William Warde minister of London. My brother Thomas 
Warde of Middleton Cheney. My sister Martha Fosson. My sister Tay- 
ler ah Parris. My sister Hall of Cropready. My sister Warde, my eldest 
brother's wife. My sister Warde, my brother Thomas his wife. My 
brother Richard Tayler ah Parris and my brother Richard Fosson. 

_ I give unto my brother Elisha Hedge of Adson and to my aunt Hedge 
his mother and my cousin Abraham Hedge her son, each of them, a ring 

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my loving friends Susan Powell of Windsor widow, Anne Bodley of Lon- 
don widow and John Manistie of London goldsmith, to every of them a 
ring of gold, of twenty shillings price, with death's heads and two letters 
for my name to be put in every of them, for a remembrance. Wife Sara 
to be ray full and whole executrix and my trusty and loving friends Hum- 
fry Phippes of London, merchant, and Richard Brent of London, cloth- 
worker, to be my overseers. Owen Roe a witness. Lawe, 47. 

[The testator evidently married one of the daughters of Vincent Norrington, 
and another daughter, Anne, was the wife of Joshua Winthrop. The widow, 
Sarah Palmer, must have afterwards become the wife of John Whittingham 
whose will (1619) I gave in my Gleanings for July. L895 (p. 383 of Reg.)- Mr« 
Whittingham named wife Sara, brother in law Joshua Winthrop and sous in 
law Thomas, Vincent and William Palmer (the three son8 named in Thomas 
Palmer's will). The readers of the Register should make a correction in John 
Whittingham's will by inserting a comma between Thomas and Vincent on the 
nineteenth line. 

It may be well to give here an extract which I mad.' 15 May. 1885, from one 
of the Egerton MSS. (No. 2408) in the British Museum, containing Admissions 
to the Freedom of the city of London (temp.) lien. VIII.. Edw. V I . The 
membrane was in sad condition but I was able to make out the following. The 
date, I think, was either 35 or 37 II. VIII. — H. F.] 

Bisshoppisgate, Willmus Wyntropp filiua Adam Wyntropp civis et flfuller 
London venit cora camerario tercio decimo die ffebruarii anno predco et 
petit admitti in litkatem predcam ac cam gaudere eo q'd ipc legittimia est 
et natus fuit etc. (infra I it) ta tern predcam) et hoc post admissionem pria in 
eandem ut Johes Evans gard. Ricfia Plumer Reginaldus Raynsbj JohSa 
Clarke clothworkera Willmus Johnson [nholder et Joh5f> Burnell Bkynner 
cives et vicini premissa teatantar El bic >\\\) hoc idm Willmus ad mi ss aa 
fuit in litkatem predcam et iuratua coram camerario eiadem die et anno Et 
admissio patet. M. oono die Septembria anno regia Henrici octaui decimo 
octauo et dat etc. Egerton MS. - I 

[Against this on the margin is written \viii ! , which I Bnppose to be the fee. 
I take it that the last clause in the above La a memorandum showing the date of 
the father's admission to the freedom of the city. — 11. F. W.J 

Edward LlNZEE of Portsmouth, Southampton, apothecary. 23 Febru- 
ary 1782, proved 2"> June 1782. I give one undivided moiety of my farm 
called East Standen Farm in the parish of Arreton in the Me of Wight 
unto my daughter Dame Susanna the wile of Sir Samuel Hood, Baronet 
All my undivided third part of a messuage or tenement situate and Icing 
at Catherington. in the said County of Southampton, and now in the occu- 
pation of my said son in law Sir Samuel Hood I give unto mv said daugh- 
ter Dame Susanna Hood. All mv messuage, tenement or dwelling house 
situate opposite the Governor's Garden in Portsmouth, in the occupation of 
my daughter Sarah Ilollwall widow, I give unto my said daughter Sarah 
Hollwall. The other moiety of my said farm called East Standen Farm I 
give unto my son Robert Linzee Esq. All the other real estate unto my 
son Edward Linzee. I give thirteen hundred pounds stock, being part of 
my interest or share in the three per cent Bank Consolidated Annuities, 
unto my daughter Ann the wife of Thomas Monday of Newington Butts 
in the County of Surrey, Esq., also the sum of sixty pounds in money to 
be paid to her within three months next after my decease. I give also to 
my daughter Sarah Hollwall one thousand pounds stock, being the other 
part or share in the three per cent Bank Consolidated Annuities. To my 

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22 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

My sister Waker and my cousin John Waker. Hannah Waker. My cousin 
Nathaniel Waker. I make my wife and my brother "William executors. 
Proved by Mary Bisbie the relict and William Bisbie a brother. 

Ridley, 79. 

[It was this Mary Bisbie, relict and executrix of the above, who became the 
second w T ife of George Wyllis of Feni-Compton and of New England. See 
my wills relating to that family.— H. F. W.] 

Isaac Mather of St. Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex, weaver, 8 Janu- 
ary 1718, proved 12 January 1720. To brother Jacob Mather two hun- 
dred and fifty pounds, together with all my household goods &c. To my 
brothers Joseph and Benjamin one hundred pounds each. To the widow 
of my late brother Jeremiah Mather deceased, now in New England, and 
to her daughters the sum of fifty pounds. To my nephew Joseph Mather, 
son of the said Jeremiah, fifty pounds. In case he shall not be living at 
the time of my decease then 1 do give and devise the same unto his said 
mother and sisters. To my three half brothers James, Robert and Obediah 
Mathers twenty pounds each. Richard, Benjamin, John and Nathan, the 
four sons of my brother Abraham Mather deceased, and Mary his daugh- 
ter. To my cousin Jeremiah Mather and to his son Isaac Mather one full 
sixteenth part of a ship or vessell called the Kingstone, whereof is at pre- 
sent master or commander one Thomas Mustard. To my cousin John Ma- 
son ten pounds. To Thomas Crompton, brother of Matthew Crompton 
deceased, ten pounds. Brother Jacob Mather and trusty friends James 
Lowder of the said parish apothecary and Thomas Eastham of the same 
parish weaver to be executors. Buckingham, 12. 

[The testator names " coumh" Jeremiah Mather. In the January number of 
the Register, for 1881, page 89, the writer of this note Instituted an inquiry as to 
Jeremiah Mather, who married Hannah, daughter of Joseph RiggS, of Koxbury, 
but received no answer. 

Subsequently, the petition of this man. found by me in the Mass. Archives, 
Book 100, page 268, was printed in the EtEGISTEB for L882, pages 402-3. 

Mr. Mather states that by the blowing up of a house near the place where he 
was at work endeavoring to extinguish a lire. "he was Bore bruised, and wound- 
ed, his thigh bone fractured, and was at length taken up in appearence, almost 
dead, having lay en some space of time in that cold season undiscovered"; [it 
being in the month of December] " and was under the Docto 1 - hands for cure 
by the space of severall months afterwards to his very great cost and charge, 
neere what his yeares salary doth amount unto, which was the cheife of what 
his dependence was on for a livelihood, and is likely to be always lame in that 

" In Ans r to this petition the magis trs Judge meet to order the Treasure of 
the Country to pay y r peticon* tenn pounds in Country pay their brethren the 
deputyes hereto Consenting." But, for some reason, the deputyes did not con- 
sent. See Drake's Boston, page 4-13. William B.] 

John Custis of New Romney, Kent, gentleman, 21 August 1704, 
proved 27 October 1704. To my loving daughter Elizabeth, the wife of 
John Matthews, living in Acamack in Virginia, one hundred pounds. To 
my loving daughter Ann, the wife of Richard King of New Romney, Kent, 
gentleman, for her own separate use &c., one hundred pounds. To every 
one of her children fifty pounds at one and twenty. The residue to my 
loving son in law the said Richard King whom I make sole executor. And 
I do desire my loving kinsman Mr. Arnold King of Bromley, Kent, gen 4 ., 
to be trustee and guardian for my said daughter King and her children. 
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Thomas Cropley of Cambridge, in the Diocese of Ely, Master of 
Arts, 24 November 1607, approved 15 February 1608. Wife Anne. 
Eldest sou Thomas. Mr. Richard Foxecrofte my brother in law, Mr. 
Thomas Brooke my brother in law, Luke Cropley my brother &c. The 
messuage wherein I now dwell, called the Taberd, in St. Clement Parish 
in Cambridge, which I purchased of my brother in law Mr. Christopher 
Hodson. My younger son Luke Cropley. My eldest daughter Anne 
Cropley. Debora and Easter Cropley, two other of my daughters. 

I give unto Alice Cropley and Mabell Cropley, my two daughters, and to 
their heirs forever all those four tenements and one garden ground, some- 
times one messuage and a garden, with their appurtenances, lying jointly 
together in the parish of All Saints within the town of Cambridge which I 
lately purchased of Edmond Bendishe, gentleman, and Mary his wife and 
Abraham Mellowes and Martha his wife &c. 

My two youngest daughters Sara and Margaret Cropley. Messuages in 
King's Lynn, Norfolk. Mrs. Alice Bownde my natural mother. My father 
in law Mr. Doctor Bownde. My said mother his wife. My cousin Mr. 
Doctor Aglionbye. My sister Foxcrofte. My sister Brooke. My cousins 
Mr. Robert Cropley and Mr. John Cropley, his son. Thomas Cropley the 
son of my brother Luke. The poor scholars of Clare Hall in Cambridge 
of which company I once was. St. Mary's parish in Ely where I was born. 
The bequest of Mr. William Brydon deceased in his last will. 

Dorset, 13. 

[The Cropley family were of Cambridgeshire, in the vicinity of Cambridge, 
especially in the parishes of Chesterton and Swaffham Bulbeck. A marriage 
license was granted in 1580, to Alex r . Bownd, S. T. B., of Cambridge and Alice 
Cropley of Ely; also to Rd. Foxcroft, M.A., and Alice Hodson; in 1579, to 
Christ r . Hndsonne and Mabel Bland. 1601, 17 Sept., Mr. John Eglombey and 
Kath. Foxcrofte were married at Girton; John Cropley was rector in 1612. 
1 July, 1625, Mris Anne ux Mr. Dr. Cropley buried. 22 Nov., 1625, Mr. Dr. 
Cropley and Mris Mercy Ventris were married. 1629, Dec. 16, John Cropley, 
D.D., buried. — Walter K. Watkins.] 

Henry Fielding of King and Queen County in Virginia, gentleman, 
26 October 1704, proved 27 November 1712. I give and bequeath unto 
John Adamson my plantation which I bought of John Durratt and the 
sum of thirty pounds and two suits of my wearing apparel. I also give 
him his freedom after he has received all the Bills of Exchange and tobacco 
for this ensuing year. To John and Mary Howell twenty pounds each. 
To Madam Mary Lane, Col. Gawin Corbin and Mad m Jane Corbin ten 
pounds each to buy them mourning. To my cousin Francis Thompson in 
England twenty pounds. To Jane Wilson, daughter of Mad m Jane Cor- 
bin, ten pounds. Mr. John Story. To my dear daughter Frances Field- 
ing all the residue of my estate, both real and personal, in England and 
Virginia. But if she die before attaining the age of twenty one years or 
marriage then I give all my whole estate to be equall divided between my 
dear mother Mada 111 Francis Fielding and John and Mary Howell, son 
and daughter to my late dear wife. But if my mother should die before 
my daughter or my estate be divided that part I give to my cousin Francis 
Thompson and the children of his body lawfully begotten. In case my 
negro ship or ships should arrive from the Royal African Company &c. 
Col. Gawin Corbin shall have the whole sales and management of that 
affair to his own use. My dear mother Madam Frances Fielding, Arthur 
Baly Esq. and Mr. Francis Thompson in England, Col. Gawin Corbin and 
Mr. John Story in Virginia to be executors. Barnes, 208. 

1899.] Elwell Family in America. 25 


Robert Elwell of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, and Two 
Generations op His Descendants. 

Compiled by Kev. Jacob Thomas Elwell, late Missionary to Burmah; 
edited and revised by Rev. Charles Henry Pope. 

Robert Elwell is known to have been a resident of Dorchester, in 
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay (now a part of the city of Boston) in 
the year 1634. No documentary evidence has come to light to show his 
family connections, social estate or occupation. In the Dorchester Town 
Records for Sept. 1, 1634, we read: "It is ordered that the Lott which 
was graunted formerly to John Rocket shall be transferred to Robert El- 
way" [Elwell]. 

On a map of certain lots in town, printed in the book of Records, we 
may see lot No. 49 marked for J. Rocket; and No. 74, 3 acres, marked 
R. Elwell. 

Jan. 2, 1637. "It is ordered that Mr. Holland and Robert Elwell shall 
have that slip of upland and marsh lyeing from the further Corner of 
Mr. Richards lott to their houses leaving a free passige for carts, or any 
other Carriadges that way." 

" It is ordered that Mr. Holland have all the rest of the marsh to the 
pyne necke after 4 akers graunted to Good : Greenway and one aker more 
to be reserved to the disposall of the Plantation. Mr. Glover and Good : 
Gaylor to lay it out." 

"It is ordered that Robert Elwell shall have two acres of marsh at Mr. 
Ludlow necke." 

"It is ordered that Robert Elwell, Bray Wilkeins, Henery Way, James 
Priest, shall have allotments at Mannings Moone." 

"March 18th It is ordered that all the hoame lotts and great 

lotts shall be sufficiently fenced against swine and great cattle p' the 25 
of this month, on payne of thre shillings for every goad found defective, to 
be levied p' distresse, besides damedges." 

In the lists of allotments at the Neck and Cows Pasture we find Robert 
Elwell's to be: In the Neck, 2 akers, 2 qurs. 39 rodes. In the rest of 
the division of the land : 2 akers, 2 qurs. 39 rodes. The 3d of April, 
1638, "It is ordered that the allotment which was formerly graunted on 
Mannings Moon shall be 8 akers to James Priest the rest to Robert Elwell 
in pt'e of his great lott." 

.June 8, 1640. "John Holland hath sold unto Mr. Mather all his Com- 
mons at the great neck which is eight akers 3 qutrs 79 Rodes beeing his 
owne p'portion of right there, and also Robert Elwells which he pur- 

These are all the allusions to Robert Elwell found in the Records ; he 
may have been mentioned in the earlier pages, long ago lost from the book, 
in which were recorded the land grants and acts of the proprietors before 

The last record may refer to a sale made at the time of his removal 
from town. 

vol. liii. 3 

26 Elwell Family in America. [Jan. 

In the Records of The Colony we find the following references to Robert 

Elwell : 

"1635. Aug. 4th. Att the Court holden att Newtowne [Cambridge] 
John Holland, being att the Eastward, affirmeth that Mr. Thomas Wonnar- 
ton threatned to sinke his boate if he would not pay him a debt that Henry 
"Way ou^ht him, & called him roage & Knave, & said they were all soe in 
theBav, & that hee hoped to see all their throates cutt, & that hee could 
find in his heart to begin with him, & thereupon strucke him upon the 
head ; and when the said Holland tould him, if Way ought him any money 
hee mio"ht recover it by lawe, to wch Wonuarton answered that they had 
noe lawe for them but to sterve them ; the like Bray Wilkinson & Robert 
Ellwell witnesseth against Wonarton ; whereupon it was ordered .that the 
said Wonarton should putt in sufficient suryties for his good behavr, & in 
the mean tyme to remaiue in durance." 

"1636/7. March 7. A capias was graunted to John Stretton to bring 
Kibbe & Elwell before the Governor." 

1640, May 13. " Psous made free the 13th of the 3th mo. 1640." 
Among the 144 persons who then became freemen of the Colony, or citi- 
zens in the fullest sense, capable of voting at General elections and being 
eligible for election to the General Court, etc., stands the name of Robert 
Elwell. In order to become a Freemen of the Colony one must, at that 
day, be a member of one of the churches in the Colony, and be recom- 
mended by his minister or some other man of standing as a man of good 
character aud loyalty; and an oath was administered to each man on his 
entering the honorable list, pledging him to fidelity and service to the gov- 
ernment of the Colony. 

His name may be found in one more record of the Massachusetts Court: 
"1647. At a session of ye Courte of Eleccon, begunne the last 4th day 
of ye 8 month, 1647. 

In ans'r. to ye peticon of Robert Elwell, Wm. Browne, & Mr. Dud- 
bridge, a review was graunted of an accon between them & Mr. Tuttle, at 
ye next Court of Assistants, so as they give him fowerteene dayes notice 

Not far from the time when he became a freeman of the Colony Robert 
Elwell removed from Dorchester to Salem, as in town records. 

He appears as an owner of land in Gloucester in the second month 
(April) 1642, when he bought of Mr. Mil ward " two acres of upland lying 
in the harbor, between the lots of John Collins and Zebulon Hill, and run- 
ning from his house northerly over the next swamp." This lot was situated, 
as Babson believes, a little east of w r hat is now Centre street. In 1651 he 
had a grant of " Stage Neck," now called Rock Neck. His will specifies 
the location of other lauds he owned. He was counted a citizen of Salem 
till he actually resided at Gloucester. Children were there baptized until 
the close of 1641, and his name is on the list of members of the church in 
1643. Not far from 1649 [in the opinion of Perley Derby] he made his 
home in Gloucester ; and in that year was chosen one of the selectmen. 
The General Court appointed him one of the two " commissioners to end 
small causes" in Gloucester, in 1651, and he did considerable business in 
this judicial position. He was a member of the committee to erect a new 
meeting-house in 1664. We are fortunate in possessing 

The Will of Bobert Elv:ell, the Immigrant. 
I Robert Elwell of Gloucester in the County of Essex in New England being 
by God's providence cast upon my Bed of sicknesse & weaknesse & not knowing 

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same to him & his Heires for ever and in case the sayd Eobert doe die without 
Heire it shal then fall to the next eldest of my Grandsonnes surviving & so in 
like case of mortality from one to another to the next eldest of my Grandsonnes 
surviving. Item I give unto my Grand sonne William Elwell (sonne to my 
sonne Josiah deceased) a calfe of this yeares breeding Item I give & bequeath 
unto my deare & loving wife two Milch Cowes for her owne peculiar use & to 
dispose of as shee shall see meet & doe also order my son Samuel to provide & 
bring home ffodder for them during the terra of her natural Life & in case he 
does not provide for them as abovesayd it shall be in the power of my Execu- 
tors to take away one acre of the meadow at the eastern poynt for the purpose 
above sayd Item I give & bequeath unto my wife the use & benefit of of the 
Garden by my now dwelling House to have & improve as she shall see meet 
during the terme of her natural Life And all the rest of my Cattell not here 
disposed off both Cowes & oxen & other younger Cattell I give unto my Sonne 
Samuel Elwell except only what may be for the discharging of my -debts & 
charges of my executors concerning the ordering of my estate in disposing & 
distributing & other necessary expenses that they may be at one way or another 
about the same. Also I leave all my household Goodes with my wife for her use 
during her Naturall Life & after her decease to be distributed as above sayd. 
And that this my last Will and Testament may be truly performed I cloe-intreat 
my deare & well beloved Friend Mr John Emerson & Jeffrey Parsons Sen. to be 
the Executors of this my last will & Testament & doe hereby constitute 
ordayne authorize & impower them in all Respects the sayd Executors to see 
it fully executed & performed. 

And furthermore I doe give two ewe sheep to my wife & the rest of them to 
my sonne Samuel Also I doe give ray Horse to my wife to have the use of it 
during her natural Life & my sonne Samuel to provide him winter meat. And 
my Colt I give unto my sonne Samuel. And in case my sonne Samuel doe not 
provide Comfortably for his sayd mother my wife according to what is above 
expressed I doe hereby Authorize & impower my sayd executors to take away 
& to order & dispose of the sayd Living & Cattell given to my sonne to any 
whom they shall see meet for my wife's Comfortable subsistence as abovesayd 
during her Naturall Life. And for the full Confirmation of this my last AVill 
and Testament I have hereunto set my Hand & Seale the fiveteenth day of this 
Instant May Anno. Dom. one thousand six hundred & eighty three. 

Sealed & Subscribed r _. T -. 

in the p'sence of us L J 

The marke of John Row Sen. The marke of tq Robert Elwell 

Ruth Emerson Juu. 
John Row & Ruth Emerson made oath in Court at Salem the 26 of June 
1683 : that they were present & did see the said Robert Elwell signe seale & 
declare the above written to be his last will & testament, & that he was then 
to their best understanding of good understanding & that they signed as wit- 
nesses to the above written. Attest Hilliard Veren Cler. 

The inventory brings out no points of special interest. 

The will of Alee, widow of Robert Elwell, dated March 24, 1690-1, 
bequeathed her estate to her five daughters, to be equally divided between 
them, except that Alee Bennett should have a small Iron Kettle. The 
inventory mentions the two cows and two sheep mentioned in her husband's 
will, and some money due her from Samuel Elwell, with a few other items ; 
and refers to an agreement made with her two sons, Samuel and Robert 
Leach. Admin. June 30, 1691. 

1. Robert 1 Elwell, married first, , Joane ; she died 

March 31, 1675. He married second, May 29, 1676, Alee, widow 

of Leach, who survived him, and died April 10, 1691. He 

died May 18, 1683. 
Children : 

2. i. Samuel, 2 b. in Dorchester about 1636.' 

ii. "Second Child," bapt. at Salem, Aug. 28, 1639; d. ae. 6 mos. 

3. iii. John, 2 bapt. at Salem, 23(11)1639-40. 

4. iv. Isaac, 2 bapt. at Salem, 27(12)1641-2. 

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rill. Sarah, 1 b. Mai 12, 1,:v " *>• aug. 36, l' 
7. i\. Thomas. a b. Nov. ii'. 1654. 

\. Ja< ob b. June 10, 1657; d. May 81, 1661 
\i. RioHAi pt. April 11, 16JS 

\ii. Mary, 1 do. 8amuel Dolllver, of Olon Children: 

I. Samw i Dollivi r, b. July 9, 166 

8 /.' i \ ir D I r, b. April 18, 1< 
i. s \t i Dollivi r, b. Dec. 10, 1667. 
/ ./,„ D Kfoer, b. Sept. 2, L671. 

2. Samuel 1 Elwell (Robert 1 ), born at Dorchester, in 1635 or 16 
married Esther, daughter of Osman or Osmund Dutch and I 
bis wife. He iold June 21, 1678, land given him by nil father-in- 
law. '( I aidow of Osmund Dutch, sold to her son-in-law 
Samuel Elwell, Sen., ■ tract ol lall marsh al Litl *■ I Harbour, 
June 80, 1694. Alice af< ham, of [pswich, widow ; Grace 11 
skins, ol [pswich who had ions, Thomas and Christopher, in 1 7" l; ; 
and wife of Joseph Elwell, Samuel'i brother, 
daughb Mr. Dutch. 

Samuel Elwell was one <»f tin- ugneri to the cent with 

Ete?. John Emersou aboul the I I mill, in May. 1664; and. 

in tin- year 1695, being thei I, 1" deposed to tin- d 


He resided at G ll it 1 697. 1 lie wid< 

died Sept. 6, 17-1. aged aboul 32 
Children : 

. Samub ' b. March 1 1, 161 

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lit. 111. R<>B1 i:i. b. D( c. 18, 14 I 

If. Bsi imi:. j I). Aug. 86, 14B67. 

\ . Sarah, 1 i>. and d. in 1670. 

ll. \ i. r.m \i /i i:.' b. Feb. 89, L670-1. 

fii. II \\\ \n.-' 1). Aug. 1 1. 1674 : in. .Ian 
\ iii. l'.i 1/ \m i ii. ■ 1). July 80, 161 

18. i\. Thomas. 1 His house-lot InG ter Is referred to in the descrip- 

tion of the Location of his broth* I fs, 

8. Johh 1 El well R : >. baptised al Salem, 23< l 1 (1639-40, married 
Oct. l. 1667, Jane Duriu. He resided at Salem till aboul 1677 \ 
had granti of land in Gloucester, in 1677 and 17<>7. March 14, 

1677, lit' Sold land at tin- South Harbour in Salem to William 

Pinson, of Salem, fisherman, premise! adjoining those «»i William 
Hollingiworth, which he had bought Nof. 12, 1670, of .John Clif- 
ford, rope-maker. He Bold a tract of land at Long Beach to his 
son-in-law, John Smith, Jr., Feb. 6, 1702; and one at the Head of 
the Cape, June 12, 17t»7, to Richard Tan*. He was captured by 
the Indian-, and died in captivity in February, 1710. Administra- 
tion was granted to his only son, John, Jan. ID, 171 2. 

18. i. John, 5 b. Oct. 14, 164 

ii. .1 \m i* b. Nov. 88, 1671. 
iii. Susanna,' b. at Gloucester, April 24, 1078. 
iv. Mary,' b. Feb. 9, 1680. 
v. CHRISTIAN,' b. May It'.. 1688; m. 1st, William Sampson, of Newbury; 

m. 2d, Feb. 84, 1712-8, James Smith, of Prestou, Coim. 
vi. Penelope,' b. ami d. Aug. c, 1G88. 

30 Elwell Family in America. [Jan. 

4. Isaac 2 Elwell (Robert 1 ), bapt. at Salem, 27(12)1641-2, a sea- 

captain, married Mehitabel, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Gren- 
away) Millett. who was boro at Dorchester 14(1)1641 ; she died in 
Gloucester, Sept. 28, 1699. He married second, Dec. 16. 1702, 
Mrs. Mary (Prince) Rowe. daughter of Thomas Prince, and widow of 
Hugh Rowe; she died March 3, 1723. aged about 65 years. He re- 
sided in Gloucester, on what is now known as High street. He joined 
with the other sons-in-law and children of Thomas Millett in an 
agreement about the division of property, Sept. 27, 1682. He sold 
to his son, Joshua Elwell, cordwainer, one acre of land at Glouces- 
ter, May 21, 1709, his wife Mary joining in the deed. He died 
Oct. 14. 1715. 

Administration on his estate was granted to his second son, 
Joshua Elwell (the eldest son having declined the trust), March 11, 
1722-3. Distribution was made to the children in flue time; to 
Eleazer, the oldest son ; to Joshua Elwell, Abigail Stover. Joanna 
Tucker, Bethia Urin. and Jemima Elwell. P^leazer waived his 
claim to possession, and allowed Joshua to take the estate, and pay 
the other children their portions in money. 


14. i. Isaac, 3 b. Jau. 15, 1666-7: drowned Jan. 5. 1G90-1; admin, on his 

estate granted to Ezekiel Collins in favor of his brothers and sis- 
ters, Jan. 2, 1709-10. 
ii. Jane, 3 b. Nov. 21, 1668. 

15. iii. Jonathan. 3 b. Oct. 21, 1670. 

16. iv. Eleazer. 3 b. July 16, 1673. 
v. Abigail. 3 b. April 13, 1676. 

17. vi. David, 3 b. March 10, 1678-9. 

vii. Bethiah, 3 b. April 5, 1682: m. 1st, Jan. 17, 1705, Abraham Rowe; 

m. 2d. Jan. 26, 1720-1, Peter Uran. 
viii. Hannah 3 [Joanna] b. Feb. 4. 1687, twin; m. Tucker. 

18. ix. Joshua, 3 b. Feb. 4, 1687, twin. 

x. Jemlma, 3 named iu the administration papers ; one Jemima Elwell m. 
Dec. 24, 1724, William Barnes ; another m. Oct. 29, 1729, John Pool. 

5. Josiah 2 Elwell (Robert 1 ), born at Salem about 1644; married first, 

in Boston, June 15, 1666, Mary, daughter of John Collins ; after his 
death she married second, 2(12)1679, John Cook, who was appointed 
joint administrator with her of Mr. El well's estate, 29(1)1681. 
She survived him, and married third, Capt. James Davis. She died 
March 9, 1725, aged 79. 

The following interesting paper is on file at Salem : 

" Settlement of the estate of Elwell late of Gloucester deceased. 

August 6th, 1717. 

Cla[im] of the Estate of Widdow Elwell the Condition she was left in 
with 5 children ; the Eldest abt 6 veers old ; ft y e last one not borne : 

Covenant and agreed Between Mary Elwell allius Davis on the one 
part Mother to Eliias Elwell both of Glocester on the other part, Wit- 
nesseth — that Mary Elwell now Davis Widdow : is to Injoy . the 
house that she now lives in, with one third of the Land Joyning to y 
House & one third of the Land below the Highway dureing her naturall 
life & returue what Puter platters that belonged to the father of the s d 
Eliias : & this is of all agreement between the mother & the Son as wit- 
ness theire hands. Moreover before signing it is agreed that y s d Eliias 
is to cleer his s d mother from his sister Dorcas from any demands in the 
s d Land & Household Stuff: the s d Widdow not to make strip & wast 
upon the s d Estate : agreed by both partyes that m r Ezekiell Collins : 
Samuell Stevens : & Phillemon Warner — shall be the partyes to lot out 

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idjoini 1 Salem, mer- 

Children : 

i. BbKHOUB, 1 ; ' J\ 

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7. T:i< m \- J Ej k i G N 

ried N Sarah, ol Willi un l'» « • no ; 

the was remembered in her fail Feb. 10, 1< 

proved M 

-•s of tlii— md in 

tlif nvunl ( unity. Mi—., further than the r, ;it 

Qlouot • the birthi oi the first Ats child tioned 

it has thei 
dii ction. 

The people of Lynn I many 

pioi [aland; Southampton, and other towns ha- 

•I largely made np a U would not 

mge, therefore, if we ihould find Thomas Elwell and his Lynn 
wife joining in inch moTement Wesi Jersey n 

deTeloping; and not a few M - men entered into it. al 

with the Quakers and other settlers. 

The following documents on file at Trenton. X. J., confirm this 
theory to ■ remarkable degi 

S ' 13. 

Benjamin Acton to Thomas Elwell : 110 .A Land." * * 

•• For and In consideration of the sui i pounds currt. surer 

money of] - prrince, in hand paid by Thomas Elwell. late of N 
England A now of Salem Towns & County afores* Weav< r, al or "-fore 
the sealing A delivery hereof: the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknow- 

32 JSlwell Family in America. [Jan. 

ledged; As also for clivers other good Causes & Considerations him 
therunto moveing, He the s d Benjamin hath Granted. Bargained. 
Sold. Aliened Enfeoffed & confirmed And by these prsents Doth Grant. 
Bargain. Sell. Alien Enfeoffe & Continue unto him the s d Thomas 
Ehvell his heires & Agts. for ever, one hundred & Tenn Acres of Land. 
Marsh & Swamps (be it more or less) being pte & pcell of y e s d Tenn 
Thousand Acres & is pte of y e s d 1500 : acres before meuconed & is but- 
ted & bounded follow th viz et . Beginning at a White Oake Tree markt 
T. E. standing on Nicomus Branch, at the uper end of branceses oald 
ffeild. ffrom thence, 47. Rodd, North East, to a White Oake markt. T. E. 
from thence : 44 Rodd. East to a Redd Oake markt T. E. from thence : 
171. Rodd. Southwest to y e line of Thomas Piles. 10000 : Acres of Laud. 
From thence Southwest alonge y e s d line 142 Rodd, to the Corner Tree 
of the s d Tract of 10000 acres, from thence dowue y e sd. branch to y e 
first menconed Tree * * * * y e th day of 9 b r . AD. 1698 * * * * 
Recorded y e 8 th of x b" 1698." 

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Alewell Seu r of Pilegrove 
precinct in the county of Salem in the province of Nova Ccsaria or West 
Jersey carpenter being sick & weak of body but of sound and perfect 
memory Praysed be given to the Almighty God for the same & caleing 
to mind the unceartainty of this Life and the Ceartainty of Death Doe 
Make and Ordaine this my Last will 6 Testamt. Revoking and Disan- 
nulling all former will or Wills by me made Either by word of mouth or 
in writing 

Imps: I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God that gave it to 
me and my body to the earth to be Deasently buryed at the Discretion 
of my Executrx and execuf hereafter named — 

2 d, y I desire that all my Just debts and Legacies be paid and 
satisfied : 

3 d b\ I give and bequeath unto my Deare and Loving wife Sarah 
Alewell all my Land and plantation where I dow Live for and Dareing 
her Natnrall Life and after her Decease : I give The s' 1 . Land and plan- 
tation unto my Bonne Samuel Alewell his heirs .v Assignee forever, Alsoe 
I give and bequeath unto my Dear ft Loveing wife all my Movables both 
within Doores and without for and Dareing her Natnrall life and after 
her Decease unto my three Daughters Small Walling, Mary Nickolds 
and Elizabeth Alewell to be Equally Devided between them. 

4 thl y : I Give and bequeath unto son Thomas Alewell the sum of two 
pounds Cur 1 money of the s d province. 

5thiy t i gri ve ail( | bequeath to my son William Alewell the sum of two 
pounds Cur 1 , money of the s (1 province. 

6 th 'y. I Give and bequeath unto my son John Ehvell the sum of one 
pound Cur 1 money of y s 1 province to be paid them when my sou Samuell 
shall Attainc to the Age of twenty one yeares 

7*hiy. I ordaine and appoynt my Dear and Loveing wife Sarah Alewell 
and my Son Samuel Alewell to be my Executrix and Execuf of this my 
Last will and Testam t to see it pformed alsoe I doe Authorise and Im- 
power my s (l Executrix and Execuf to make over and convey unto my 
son-in-law Thomas Walling unto his heires and A>>ignes forever sixteen 
Acres of land where he now Liveth on which was pchased of me. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 25 : day 
of Aprill Auno Dom 1706 — 


Thomas | ' Alewell 
Signed: Sealed: Published 
and Declared this to be his 
Last Will and Testament 
in the p r sence of uss — 
Joseph White her 

Edward ffoard Mary X flfoard 


Sam 11 Hodges 

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NEEDHAM, M ISS \< II! -Ml 3. 

mi: lU \ 1 i\ i ro 1 B I N 

in Kassachi 

\- I :n a sionallj anything in print other 

than iii th< 1 1 I | Needham, I 

ha\ e pi allowing Hot. 

I < entury Sermon in 1811, bj the R Sf phen Palmer, 

A.M., w li<i \n a- :i nit-mi >« r of lh« \1 ; ! 

and bad antiquariai d but carefully i 

• I biatory of the ton n. 1 ' dm< i - fti 

mont* w . n- .il I mid lia\ e In- - I \ alue. I 

( Charles < !urt I I mtrilmtc important art 

''IK <i published in Dedbam, and toother local p 

1 1 count of th( Fiah< r family in ( I 

L864, ii i »n of the beat. I the Ne< dham ( 'hroni 

which date* from 1874, will i • n in 1 ~ 

and 1 v ton d in, 1711—1720, Mr. 

G w I. 

In tli. Ne* dham R< cord( d in I i llent | 

pen "ii local biator . kfr. II Mam , n itb - 

: . " \ . . •!!! ini I . v, | :;.!," u hich baa I 

for a century a part o I \ tick. Fil«>nt'tl i are in the 

library of t Dedbam II - nd it ia hoped that the 

lea referred to will some day be published in ■ volume. Mr. 
Mann baa alao a num< i in regard to"Needham 

L 'The Hundreds," and their inhabitanta, For a Natick j 

or pap 

The town reports, L872 to 1875, contain lists of town offi( 

ate. , compiled by Mr. Green* I. Th< deatha 

appeared in the town reports since L864, of marriages from 
L871, and of birtha beginning with l ss -'>: but the manuscript vol- 
omea contain more information than are given in the reports. Hie 
doings of the town at its annual meeting in March, and adjourn- 
ments, have been printed l s 77, and from h'. 111 the entire 
record for each year, including all special town meetings, and the 
state election, has formed ■ part of the town report. 

Lsa Kingsbury, a surveyor, made an accurate map of the town in 
L831, which located the residences of all the inhabitanta, and this 

map was engraved and pnldished in l s -">'». A similar map was pre- 
pared by Henry F. Walling and issued in L8« 


Needham, Mass. 


In the Norfolk County Manual and Year Book for 1876 will be 
found some Needham matter. In the History and Directory of 
Needham, 1888-9, is reprinted much that is in the History of Nor- 
folk County with additions, and the military history is given promi- 
nence, but the lists of town officers are imperfect, as are all the 
other printed lists of these officials, because they ignore changes 
which occurred between the annual town meetings. 

The Dedham Historical Register, 1^90-98, is rich in Needham 
history and genealogy. In this periodical are the w Needham Epi- 
taphs," 625 in number, with notes by Mr. Greenwood, reprinted 
with a good index in 1898, and volumes II., III. and IV. contain 
a history of the First Parish in Needham, 1778-1842, by George 
K. Clarke; and there are other articles, 1890-98, by the same wri- 

In volume V. of the Province Laws, published by the Common- 
wealth, and edited by Abner C. Goodell, Jr., Esq., are copioui 
notes relative to the burning of the meeting-house in Needham in 
1773, and the division of the town into two parishes in 1778. The 
Laws and Resolves of Massachusetts, particularly for 1797, when 
an exchange of territory was made with Natiek, are worth consult- 

Among the papers of the Into Charles Curtis Greenwood is one 
prepared from some old record by Mr. Horace Maim, entitled "The 
New Brick Squadron Dec. 5, 1798. No of Children in what was 
Needham End from four years to Seventeen. n This I offer as an- 
other contribution to the history of the locality. 

W m Alden 3 

Cyrus Pratt 2 

Jona. Dunn 4 

Thomas Broad 2 

John Smith 1 

Jeremiah Smith 2 

Jona. Bacon - 

W m Farris 5 

Mrs. Loker 2 

Daniel Ilaynes 6 

Asa Felch 1 

Thomas Coolidge 2 

Hezekiah Bacon 4 

Josiah Childs 1 

Jahez Mann 3 

Moses Fiske 3 

Joshua Carter 5 

I tac, W" 1 , Aaa. 

Patty. Abigail. 

Polly, Sally, Nathan, Patty. 

Abigail, Dexter. 


Jott, Sally. 

John, Anna. 

Bet j . S illy, Jane, W ,n , Robert. 

Artemae, William. 

Joseph, Sally, Rachel, Bessey, Polly, Daniel. 


Anna, Timothy. 

Hitty, Nancy, Polly, Hezekiah. 


Jahez, Elly, Keziah. 

Samuel, W m , Sally. 

Joshua, Hannah, Caroline, Calvin, Emeline. 

Total 46. (48.) 




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Noyes Pedigree. [Jan. 

was not graduated. In March, 1633, James Noyes, his wife 
Sarah, brother Nicholas Noyes, and cousin^Thoruas Parker, with 
others, took the oaths of supremacy and allegiance to pass for 
New England in the " Mary and John," of London, Robert 
Sayres, master. In 1633-4, he preached in Mystic, now Med- 
ford, Mass., was made freeman 3 Sept., 1634, and with his 
brother Nicholas Noyes and cousin Thomas Parker was among 
the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., in May, 1634-5. He was 
made teacher, and Rev. Thomas Parker pastor, of the First 
Parish. About 1646 he built a house on what is now Parker 
Street, in which his descendant, Miss Mary Coffin Noyes, died, 
26 Jan., 1895. Among his printed works are " A Catechism for 
Children, 1641," "The Temple Measured, 1647," "Moses and 
Aaron," 1661; the last two are at the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. Rev. James Noyes d. 22 Oct., 1656, at Newbury, Mass. 
His will, dated 17 Oct., 1*656, was probated 26 Nov., 1656, and 
mentions wife, brother Nicholas, and cousin Thomas Parker. 
His widow Sarah d. 13 Sept., 1691, at Newburv, having made 
her will 11 Nov., 1681, which was proved 29 Sept., 1691. The 
estate was valued at £1108. 

2. iv. Nicholas, b. 1615-6, m. Mary Cutting. 

v. A daughter, m. Thomas Kent of Upper Wallop, 
vi. John, was married and lived in Newton, Co. Wilts. He is men- 
tioned in the will of his brother Ephraim. 

2. Nicholas 3 Noyes ( William 1 ), son of William 1 and Anne, was born 
1615-6. He was made a freeman 17 May, 1637, and about 1640 
married Mary Cutting, daughter of Captain John Cutting, a ship 
master formerly of Loudon, and Mary his wife. John Cutting in 
his will mentions Mary, wife of Nicholas Noyes. Nicholas Noyes 
was a deputy to the General Court at Boston, from Newbury, 19 
Dec, 1660, 28 May, 1679, 19 May, 1680, and 4 Jan., 1680-1. He 
was chosen deacon of the First Parish 20 March, 1683-4, and died 
23 Nov., 1701, at Newbury. His will was made 1 July, 1700, and 
proved 29 Dec, 1701 ; in it he mentions sons John, late of Newbury, 
deceased; Nicholas of Salem; Cutting; Timothy; Thomas deceased, 
and daughters Mary, wife of John French of Salisbury; Hannah, 
wife of John Atkinson, Sr., of Newbury ; Sarah, wife of Matthew 
Pettingell of Newbury ; Rachel, wife of James Jackmao of Newbury, 
and Abigail unmarried ; also Mary the widow of his son John. His son 
James was made executor. The personal estate was £1531, and 
the real estate was £1160. (307: 233 and 307: 236 at Salem). 
In deed 15: 41 at Salem, he conveys property to his grandson 
Nicholas, son of his sou John, 19 April, 1698, and deed 27 : 8 at 
Salem, 1 April, 1673, is an agreement between Nicholas Noyes, his 
wife Mary, and their son Cutting. 

The homestead of Nicholas Noyes was in 1885 owned by Nath- 
aniel Little. 

Children, born iu a Newbury : 

i. Mary 3 , b. 15 Oct., 1G41 ; m. 23 Mar., 1659, John French, son of 
Edward French and Ann Goodale. He was of Salisbury, Mass., 
and died 4 May, 1706. 

ii. Hannah, b. 30 Oct., 1643, m. 1st, 14 May, 1G63, Peter Cheney, son 
of John Cheney and Martha. He was a miller, born 1639, and 
died Jan. 1694. She m. 2d, 3 June, 1700, John Atkinson, son of 
Theodore Atkinson, as his second wife. He was a hatter, born 
in Boston 1636. 

3. iii. John, b. 20 Jan., 1645-6; m. Mary Poore. 

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ii. Daniel, b. 23 Oct., 1673 ; m. 29 Dec, 1702, Judith Knight, daughter 
of Joseph Knight and Deborah Coffin. She was b. 23 Oct., 1(178, 
and d. 29 Jan., 1747-8 (gravestone). He was a planter, and d. 
15 March, 1715-6 (gravestone), having made his will in March, 
1716, which was proved in April, 1710. His widow Judith and 
brother John were made executors. She m. 2d, Thomas Pike, 
son of Joseph Pike and Susannah Kingsbury. Daniel bought of 
his brothers and sisters, their rights in their father's estate, Mary 
(37 : 182) ; John (38 : 117) ; Elizabeth (38 : 110) ; Nathaniel (39 : 
25) ; Moses (37: 179) ; Samuel (41 : 94). Deeds at Salem, 
iii. Mary, b. 10 Dec, 1675; m. Intention April, 1700, to John X. 
4. iv. John, b. 19 Feb., 1077-8; m. Mary Thurlo. 
v. Martha, b. 24 Dec, 1G79; d. soon. 

vi. Martha, b. 15 Dec, 1080; m. 29 Dec, 1702, Joseph Lunt, son of 
Daniel Lnnt and widow Mary (Cutting) Moody. Be was born 
4 March, 1081, and d. 14 Oct., 1761. She d. 26 June, 1700. 
vii. Nathaniel, b. 28 Oct., 1681; bapt. 15 Jan.. 1681-2; m. 8 June, 
1704, Priscilla Merrill, daughter of A.bel Merrill and Priscilla 
Chase. She was born 18 July, L686. Be was Id Falmouth (now 
Portland, Me.) in 1733, and d. 2 July, 1770. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov., 1684 ; m. 22 Jan., L707-8, John Adams. She 
died before 27 Sept.. 1720. 
* ix. Moses, b. 22 May, L688. Was a cordwalner, and d. August, 1714. 

His will made and probated in August, 1714. does nut mention a 
wife or a child, but doe- mention mother, brothers, etc., so he 

probably died unmarried. 
x. Samuel, b. "> Feb., L 691-2; m. 30 Sept., 1714, Hannah Poore, daugh- 
ter of Henry Poore and Abigail Hal«-. she was born 19 July, 
1692. They removed to Ai>iiiL r i'>n. Mass., in 171:.'. lie died in 

AbingtOD, Nov., 1729, and his widow m. 2d, Jacob Keed. 

4. John 4 Notes (John*, Xi<>/<<J<ts 2 , William 1 ), son of John (3) and Mi 

born 19 Feb., 16*77 8, a1 Newbury (town record). He mar- 
ried f) Jan., 1703—4, .it Newbury, Mary Thurlo (Thorla), daughter 
of Thomas Thurlo and Judith March (town record). She was 
born 1 May, 1682. Be bought 1"> March, 1704-5, of John Thurlo, 
land with house and orchard on it (Deeds 20: 66 and 53: 120 at 
Salem). In 1708, liberty bo build a saw mill was grai Ed- 

mund Goodridge and John N for 21 years, on "cart creek". 

He was a blacksmith, and died intestate, 15 June, 1719, at Newbury; 
Ids widow was appointed administratrix 2 Nov., 171'.'. Tin- personal 
estate was £100, and the real estate £543 (313: 1 1 st and 818: 
at Salem). On 21 .May. 1718, If 1 :li" power oi attorney 

from his brothers Nicholas and Samuel, of Abiugton, to act for them 
in regard to what they received from their u Nicholas N< 

late of Salem (84: 189 at. Salem). In t' ant 22 Dee., 1719, 

of his widow Mary, mention is made of her sister Judith N 
brother Nathaniel Nicholas Noyesiate of Salem da 

ed, and sister Thorla. On 28 March, 1728, .-he makes an additional 
account, and signs, Mary Noyes, alia- His widow married 

2d, 5 June. 172-';, [saao Fitts (Fit/.), .son of Abraham Pitts and 
widow Rebecca (Birdley) Tyler, lie was of Ipswich, Mass., and 
died 6 April, 1747. 

Children, born in Newdmry : 

i. Jane, 5 b. 21 Sept., 1704; m. 31 Oct., 1722, David Terson (Pearson) 
of Rowley, Mass. He was born 10 Jan., 1702, at Rowley, and d. 
1 Aug., 1778. 

ii. John, b. 13 Feb., 170G. He was a blacksmith, and removed to 
Abiugton, Mass., 1728. On 19 April, 1728, he sold laud in New- 

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buryport, a ship captain, and resided in the West Indies many 
years. He died 5 July, 1800, and in his will made 28 Oct., 1793, 
and proved 7 Aug., 1800, he mentions his wife Dorcas, and 
mother Susannah. His real estate was valued at $2080 (67 : 133 
at Salem). His widow died intestate 17 June, 1809, aud buried 
the 18th, at Newburyport, and on 18 July, 1809, an administrator 
was appointed. Paul Knight and Mrs. Judith Davis of Bradford, 
N. H., were mentioned as the heirs of Silas (68 : 34, at Salem). 

6. Moses 6 Noyes (Moses Jr., 5 John 4 , John 3 , Nicholas 7 , William 1 ), son of 
Moses Jr. (5) aud Susannah, was boru 12 May, 1744, at Newbury, 
Mass. (Town record and also photograph of record made by his 
son Silas in his account book.) He was married, 1st, 10 Oct. 1765, 
at Wilmington, Mass., by Rev. Isaac Morrill of the First Church, to 
Lydia Carter, daughter of Eleazer and Lydia Carter of Wilming- 
ton (church record). She was born 11 March, 1743, at Wilming- 
ton (town record). In the will of Eleazer Carter made 24 April, 
1784, and proved 3 June, 1789, he mentions wife Lydia and daugh- 
ter Lydia who had died, leaving husband Moses Noyes and two 
children, Moses and Lydia Noyes, whom the testator called his 
grandchildren. (Recorded at East Cambridge.) Moses Noyes was 
married, 2d, 30 May, 1775, at Wilmington, by Rev. Isaac Morrill, 
to Phebe Richardson, daughter of Samuel Richardson and Hannah 
Walker of Billerica, Mass. She was born 5 Feb. 1757, at Billerica 
(town record), and died in Windham, N. II. Moses Noyes was a 
farmer, aud on 19 April, 1775, was a sergeant in Captain Timothy 
Walker's company of Wilmington in Colonel Green's regiment of 
Mass. militia (Mass. Archives, Vol. 13: 158). He died 12 March, 
1824, at Windham, N. H. (photograph of record). His father's 
cousin Lydia Jaques married Kendal Pearson of Wilmington, M 
and this may have been the reason why he first went to Wilmington* 
On 12 Sept. 1765, Jonathan Poutell, Jr., of Wilmington, sold 20 
acres of land with one dwelling-house and barn thereon in Wilming- 
ton to Moses Noyes of Wilmington (Go: 549 at Mast Cambridge). 
On 29 March, 1787, Moses Noyes of Wilmington sold lands and 
building in Wilmington to Jonathan Carter of Wilmington, deed 
signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes (97: 3G0 at East Cam- 
bridge). In 1787 the name of Moses Noyes appears in the tax 
books of Wilton, N. II. (selectmen's records). On 19 Nov. 1789, 
Moses Noyes of Wilton, N. H., yeoman, sold 100 acres of land with 
buildings thereon in Wilton, N. II.. to Pierce Gage of Pelham, 
N. H., husbandman, deed signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes 
(27: 224 at Nashua, N. II.). On 23 Nov. 1789, William Simpson 
of Windham, N. II., husbandman, sold 200 acres of land with build- 
ings thereon in Windham and Pelham, N. II., to Moses Noyes of 
Wilton, N. II., yeoman (130: 404 at Exeter, N. H.). On 30 Jan. 
1795, Moses Noyes of Windham, N. H., sold 42 acres of land to 
George Simpson of Windham, N. EL, yeoman, deed signed by 
Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes (138: 299 at P2xeter, N. H.). On 
6 April, 1795, Moses Noyes of Windham, N. H., husbandman, sold 
14 acres of laud in Pelham, N. H., to Daniel Atwood of Pelham, 
N. H., yeoman, deed signed by Moses Noyes and Phebe Noyes and 
acknowledged by Moses Noyes 12 Sept. 1803 (164: 527 at Exeter, 
N. H.), The photograph of the record made by Silas Noyes in his 
account book gives the correct date of birth and names of the pa- 


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1782 (record in bible made by himself). lie was married 3 Oct. 
1811, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. Charles Lowell of the West 
Church to Betsey Adams, daughter of Lieutenant Roger Adams 
and Hepseybeth Russell of Newton. Mass. She was burn 18 y.y)\. 
1788, bapt. 23d, at Newton, and died 31 Jan. 1881, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., buried in Walnut Street Cemetery, Newton, Mass. lie was 
a merchant of Boston in West India goods. In September, 1 $09, 
he was made a member of the West Boston Singing Society con- 
nected with the West Church from 1806 to 1824. His cousin Rev. 
Joseph Richardson, son of Joseph Richards-)!), a brother of his 
mother, was A.B., Dartmouth, 1802; M.C 1827 to 1831, and for 
65 years was the minister of the First Parish at Uingham, Mass. 
Samuel Noyes died 31 March, 1833, at Boston: buried at Newton. 
They had a son born at Boston. Mass. 

8. James Sullivan" Notes, born 10 Sept. 1810; m . 8 Dec. 1851, at 
Harvard Church, Charlestown, Mass., by Rev. George E. Ellis to 
Mary Ball Edes, daughter oi Robert Ball Edes and Sarah Barker 
of Charlestown. She was horn 17 Oct. 1818, at Charlestown; 
bapt. 11 April, 1819, by Rev. Jedediah Morse at the First Church, 
and died 2o Feb. 1880, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; buried in Greenwood 
Cemetery, Brooklyn. In 1823 he entered the Mayhew School in 
Boston, remained there four years, received a Franklin medal, en- 
tered the Boston Latin School with the class of 1827, and was 
graduated with them in I inning another Franklin medal and 

delivering th< Latin d at Harvard Col 

with the class '"lit owing to the death of his father Dear 

the end of his freshman year ws ed to leav< In L850 

he entered the firm i I I er A ('-». in Boston, and the 

next year dad the branch in New Yoik ( ;<\ ; the style of 

the firm was afterwards el. to John L. Bremer & Co.: they 

were the aellii > of il Stark, Amory and Naum- 

keag Cotton Mill-. 1 1<- \\;i- bead of the New York house for foi ty- 
two till his death, lie \ member of the New England 

ictv and Merchants Club in New York and of the New England 
Society, Hamilton Club. Long lslan I 1 .1 Society and v 

Unitarian Church in Brooklyi . H< ident of Brooklyn for 

11 years, havii lived in Boston 85 years. He died 24 

dune. I • Brooklyn, and was buried in Gieenwood Cemetery. 

/;. ' 9 to authorities. — New Eng. Hist, and I 32; vol. 11, 

54: vol. 21. 54 : 82, 71; vol. 29, L84 ; \ « ■ 1 . 82, 845; vwi.,41. 54 ; vol. 12. ; 

vol. 4s. 18; vol. 19, 261. Mass, Hist Soc. Pr» ., 1836 to 55, 294; 1867 t. 
402,407. Mass. Hist. Coll., Is. vl. 273; Is. vll. 2 ri. 48. Coffin's New- 

bury, Ma>s., 15,23, 17 1,806 I 12. 314,320, 854,8 

395,403,404,408. Reminta arian by S. A. Emery, ill.: 

B log. Sketches bj Robert N. Toppan. Currier's Ould Newbury, Ma--., n.v 191. 
Researches and Recorder of the Merrimack Valley, 168. Hist. Newbury, Co. 
Berks, England, by W. Moi 5. Parish Notes by E. P. Barrow, K- ctor of 

Cholderton, Co. Wilts, England, B. Mather's Magnalia, edition 1858, vol. 1, 
484. Drake's Founders of New Eng., 58. 68. Savage's Gen. Diet., vol. 1, 372, 
496; vol. 3, 36, 210, 226, 296, 408. N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, vol. 20, 66, 139. 
Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 1, 49; vol. 4, 27. 103; vol. 5, 142; vol. 8, 168. 
Gage's Rowley, Mass., 450. IIi>t. F>>ex Co., by I). II. Kurd, page 1837. No} 
Family by Jacob Noyes of Abington, Mass. Family Hist, and Gen. by E. E. 
Salisbury, vol. 1, part 1, 265. Sibley's Harvard Graduates, vol. 2, 239. Bailey's 

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histoi i. m. I < With Mr. 1 ind i I in 

mc Mr. Got At, Brak< nl 
others, who I dded I ; ■:. rraake [blank] and John 

\\ thai n >re thia time returned frith 

rush tli< in tli him < tbly t< 

to make preparation for the new Colony, thai 
the lati controversy thai had been a I with too much animo* 

betwixt the fore mentioned Dorcl planters, and their i 

at, Mr. Bndioot, and fa ( mpanj then i ing by the 

44 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

prudent moderation of Mr. Conant, agent before for the Dorches- 
ter merchants quietly composed," &c. It will be noticed that Hub- 
bard has a blank after the name of Capt. Traske : had the space 
been filled by some word or words the information that would have 
been conveyed thereby might possibly have been of some import- 
ance to us. 

It is probable that Capt. Traske joined Conant'fl company in the 
Dorchester interest, and is thus identified a- one of the "plante 
Had he been here, before 162S, would he not have been mentioned 
previous to that date, in connection with the other four planters, 
Conant, Woodbury, Balch and Palfrey? Is it not plausible to 
suppose, that he came with Woodbury on his return visit to Salem, 
in or about the month of June, 1628, a short time before Kndieot, 
who arrived, as stated, the 6th of September following? 

Furthermore, is then- not some significance in the phrase used by 
Hubbard, in regard to Endioot and others, " who being added to 
Capt. Traske and Joho Woodberry, that was before this time 
returned," &C. Why not have mentioned the nanus of the other 
three "planters," unless this were a new movemenl or a new phase 
of the movemenl brought about by the advent of Capt. Traske and 
return of Woodbury ? 

On the 19th of October, L630, ('apt. Traske requested to be 

made a freeman, in company with Roger Conant, John Woodbury, 

Peter Palfrey, John Batch, and fifty-eight others, ' > 1 1 1 there seems 

to be no record extant, that we are aware ( »t", to >h<>w that ('apt. 

Traske took the oath. In all probability he did, or something equiv- 
alent to it. lie never could have held, we may Bafely conclude, the' 
position of deputy t<» the General Court, with other offices of high 

honor and trust, unless he had taken tin- oath <>r obligation of alle- 
giance to the government. The organization ot the first church in 
Salem was effected Aug. '», 1629; Capt. Traske was one of the 
original members. 

Capt. Traske deposed that in 1632, he with John Balch and 
others had Leave from Thomas Dexter, one of the purchasers of 

Nahant from Black William, to put their cattle in that romantic 
place. Felt, i. 180. 

Novemher 7th ot' this year, 1632, about three years before becom- 
ing a member of the General Court of Massachusetts, he was 
appointed by -aid Court, with Mr. Conant, William Cheesebrough 
and John Perkins, to set down the hounds betwixt Dorchester and 
Roxbury, "Ralfe Sprage" chosen umpire. Capt. Traske was thus 
brought early into public life. 

Again, on the 3d of March, 1635-6, the General Court passed an 
order, that " with the consent of the deputies of Dorchest 1 " & Rocks- 
bury, it [is] refer d to Capt. Traske [who was then a member of 
the Court], Mr. Palmer & Willm Cheeseb [rough] or any two of 
them, to sett out the bounds betwixte Rocks [bury <&] Dorchest 1 ", 
which they are appoyncted to doe befo[re] midsumer nexte." 

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46 Captain William Traeke of Salem. [Jan. 

one Abraham Browne, who was one of the witn - a examined, 
"very evil done and a dangerous matter," " a felonye or treason 
because yt was a defacinge of the imperial] crown ." an opinion in 
which the privy council seem to have concurred, from the impor- 
tance which they attached to the deed, and the effort? made to 
discover the "doer of it."" See R-EGISTEB for 1874, \\\ iii. 125-130, 

Vane, Dudley and Cotton decided it would be "idolatrous" to 
have the "cross" in our * ensign." The forts belonged to the ki- 
his own colors might be used th< i Gov. Vane promised "they 

should be set up at Castle [sland." 

On the 7th of April, 1635, it was ordered by the Court, that 
Capt. Traske should pay to John Barman, ouf of the estate of the 
company of husbandmen, the Bum of twenty-four pounds, eleven 
shillings and five pence, being the remainder of the eighth part of 
the said estate, which was by the order of Court given said barman; 
with this provision, that if, hereafter, it appears that there is qoI bo 
much due said Kir-man out of the said part, he BhaU be accountable 
for the same. 

Richard Dummer's (arm, about the falls of Newbury, \ 
out" by the Court this year, with the proviso that it be not preju- 
dicial to Newbury; the quantity of land exceed 5 
The whole matter was referred to Hump!. . I t, Turner and 
Traske. The boundaries of the farm Were eventually defined, at 
y r pond, stone meadow and Marblehead, by Will: Traake, Natha: 
Turner, Richard Wright and Abraham Palmer, by joint agreement. 

The plantation of W i ssacucon, allowed by the court, was refem 
to Traske, Turner, Wright and Palmer, and the oame changed to 
" Neweberry. w 

It would be tedious, and take up too much space in this bri 
memoir, to particularize th< \ in which ( apt . Traske acted by him- 
self, or as an assistant, officially with others, in laying out land-" for 
hie friends, neighbors and townsmen. Suffice it to say, that he 
seemed ready to act in almost any position or service needed, to 
benefit others, and thereby promote the common weal. He was 
sent by the General Court, in L635| after some petty thi< 
(six in number), who had stolen i boat and other things. They 
made their escape to the eastward. Capt. Traske pursued them 
to the I si Shoals, and on to Piscataqua, where in the night 

he surprised the rogues in a house, and returned them saferj 

Boston. They were punished, it is related, with -tripe- and fi: 

He was requested also at one time, by the town of Salem, to -end 
John Turland out of town, and rive security that he be no charge to 
the corporation. This was the time when the stringent law against 
strangers was in for 

On the 25th of January, 1635-6, one thousand acres of land 
were divided among the "old planters," I Sonant, Woodbury, Tras 

* See copy of the deposition on page 51 ofthil memoir, 
t See Winthrop'a Journal, Hartford, 1790, page 36. 

•■* each. 

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48 Captain William Traske of Salem. [Jan. 

About the year 1636, when there was a proposition to build a 
college, Capt. Traske gave up his farm at the Marblehead farms to 
Thomas Scruggs, so as to leave the land unencumbered. But the 
project for a college at that place was abandoned. About this 
time preliminary steps were taken in favor of Harvard College, 
namely, on the 28th of October, 1636, when the General Court 
" agreed to give 400 1 towards a schoale or colledge," and on the 
13th of March, 1638-9, it was ordered, that the College agreed 
upon to be built at Cambridge shall be called "Harvard College." 

The Court records state that on the 17th of May, 1638, a com- 
mittee appointed by the Court for the expedition against the Pequods, 
"for men, munitions and provisions,*' consisted of Captains Traske 
and Turner, and Sergeant Richard Collccot, of Dorchester. At 
the same meeting Captains Stoughton and Jennison, with Lieut. 
Howe and John Johnson, "were appointed to lay a proportion upon 
each town for 50 men more, to be sent with Capt. Stoughton, M 1 
Wilson, Capt. Traske and others." 

In a letter from Roger Williams to Gov. John Winthrop, dated 
New Providence, "this 4 th of the weeke mane June, 1637," is this 
paragraph: "Mr. Stoughton or Capt. Traske, on their way may 
please to reade this," showing that Capt. Traske was in the expedi- 
tion against the Pequods, under Stoughton, and not under Endicot, 
as hinted by Mr. Savage and perhaps other historical writers. 
Further, Roger Williams writes: 'I heare our loving friends, 
Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Traske, &c. are on their way, cSc 160 ( the 
intended number) with them.* See Mason's Hist, of the Pequol War, 
page 14; Winthrop's Hist, of New England, i. 222; Mass. Hist. 
Coll., 4th series, yi. 194 : Wintlm.p Papers. According to Hub- 
bard: !t The Colony of Massachusetts determined to send an 
hundred and sixty, of* win tin an hundred and twenty were ordered 
under the conduct of Capt. Patrick, of Watertown, and Capt. 
Trash, of Salem, Capt. Stoughton, of Dorchester, being to com- 
mand in Chief; with whom was sent that holy Man of God, Mr. 
John Wilson (Pastor of one Church of Boston), the Charets 
[Chariots?] and Horsemen of our Israel" 

For particulars in regard to the Pequod war, jn which Capt. 
Traske is sometimes mentioned, see the history of it by John Mason, 
Mass. Hist. Coll., 2d series, vol. viii. pp. 120-153. See also Let- 
ter from Mr. Winthrop to Gov. Bradford, 28. 5, 1637 ; Bradford's 
Plymouth Plantation, page 359 ; Phillip Vincent's "True Relation 
of the late Battell fought in New England," printed 1637, Mass. 
Hist. Coll. vol. xxvi. ; Capt. John Underbill's Newes from America, 
Mass. Hist. Coll. vol. xxvi. ; Lyon Gardiner, Mass. Hist. Coll. 
vol. xxiii. ; Mason's Account, Mass. Hist. Coll. vol. xviii. ; Lech- 
ford's Note Book; Mass. Hist. Society's Proceedings, vol. x. 2d 
series, 1895, 1896; Hubbard's New England, edited by S. G. 
Drake, ii. 19. 

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It i- inf. m .1 thai the l ' .in 

tin' 1 £ < P 12, 

( I: - . t'.»r the time 

emplo) ed in thai -|" cial -■ 

M I • . i two hundn 

of land in i • : n'l of mucl 

1 9 raa agreed 

it John M . ■• •■ 1 ••_' ;.■ k • 4 

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ifl 12. 16*46, I idmood Battel ^^ a- t.» go 
barrel] of powder. I noee a similar t 

\\:t- j»:i--.<l, -Ii.wimj that In- had • bution «»t' 

the public ammunil 

In 1648, ('apt. Tra-ki- lia<l a L r rant ol f land t'nmi the 

I « .1 ( '.'int . The -mi' to Gov. J ihn 

Endicot. Th inal may It found in Maanarhi 

w I as lulluw - : 

hall know bj thi I l Willi un 

1 of S M of 

tin . . \ .'ares gmweth alreadi 1 bane _ • graunfc 

Ob coi , & doe t >\ th. 

ndinini^trat granDt, sell, barga - Mr. .loin 

Sah'in ill thai ii y I. i i •• ban 

vV Piftie ac G ill I art gri mto nee lying vv 

to the I lathoriM th to the 1 

IP £i A I I ptw* riu< r, I 

vv to hold the nid 1 I & 1 I 

said John KiuKvott hi* heir. * ^. 

all men thai shall lay olaime there rnto From, by or rnder m 

50 Captain William Trash e of Sahm. [Jan. 

In Witness whereof I bane keere vnto sett my hand & seale the xix th 
day of the first moneth 1648. 
Signed, sealed & deliuered 

in the presence of vs William /~\ 

John Endecott Trass v^J 

Zerobbabell Endecott." 

[See a facsimile on opposite page.] 

In 1656, William Traske exchanged a farm of LOO acres of land, 
previously of the commons near Spring rend, for a cow, valued at 

The five layers out* of the Salem land-, at an early period, w* 
"Captain Traske, Mr. Conant, John Woodbury, John Balch and 
Jeffrey Massey." I tapt. Traske seems to have been a Layer out of 
lands for Thomas Rucke, senior; for Thomas Scudder in L6 
He was, also, a witness to the will of the latter in L658. 

At a meeting of the selectmen of Salem, s . 1 : L657, it v 
voted, "that Sergenl Porter shall sitl In the Beate ar 1 Cap! Trade." 
Historical Collections of the Essex [nstitute, Ix. 201. 

Again, on the 22 | 1 57 s . at a meeting of the selectmen, 

"Its agreed thai the for S . • ahal! b 

these persona to b 1 in aids : 

Al H "i'li ( Grafton Jur.] 

Th P rter 

Job: Ihlianl Tl 

Rich Leech R dbury 

Rich Adai A rthni happen 

Mord< I Th 

Will Trai 

"In the town records, then In the handwritii Mr. 

Conant, a list of the heads of I . and 1. ich name the 

number of persona thereby repn ted. R . ( headed a family 

of nine ; s; Joha Woodbury, lixj J >hn Balch, I Trask, 

seven : and Mr. Bndicott, Dine. I laeholda I 

an acre, for by the t«»wn \>>u-. the Id not have more than 

that amount of meadow.' 1 [bid. \\. 54. 

" The testimony of Nathaniel] Puttnara I 

46 yearea in Salem bounds vv y Plain y' doth I. rly end of 

the Long pond y' y' Country road Doth Eton through i to Linn t 

Salem & where I antry r D th Come from [pswitch Doth d 

w tt the Road y k Cometh from Salem I taj \' that plain araa Reputed da 
Commonly Called Capt Traska plaint & thi 8 first 

Twenty Six yeerea > I Lived in Salem & Further Saith y i Capt Trask 
Did in my hearing did Oa plain to be hia Land & Thia araa Sometime 

before his Death & Faith a* about fburty \ l the Comon 

price of Cowes was live poumN & the Comon price of Vakant Land in 
Salem hounds was sold For one Shilling for one Aker & at y l price we 
bought Land John Putnam Witnesseth to \' three Last Lines. 

* See deposition next pi 

+ Hist. Col. Essex Institute, ix. 214. 

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mtcd ! I in the Pequ 

In the 3 car 1 66 1, when . he pre- 

pctition to the G I url " For him ind other 

soukliere vnder bim," for anotl nt of land, in consideration 

of bis military services. He ui " Q ntlemen 

limit- l:iinl 1 « -« 1 and l:ild (Mil :it the |><'|ti I mtrv thai w 

and othen I) to putt in for i rho it may bee neuer 

mach for it as 10m 

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I msented to hy the i 

The foregoin on i- printed in full in the Ri oisn i:. vol, vi< 

lli«' d( W 1 iged 77 yea res Saith, thai 

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The above deposition in regard to the laying out of lands ma] 
found in Bases County Court Papers, vol, \. page l N - 

His will was made L5th oi M v, 1666. S Register, l s -"»7, 
vol, \i. 2 Proved in court at Salem, 24th June, l 1 

Witnesses, Joseph Boice, John 11:11. [nventory prised by Tho: 
Robbing, John Hill. June L5, 1666. House, upland and meadow, 
£160 : The Mill, £100 ; . £22 -10a ; - ad 2 heii 

each - yean old; 2 year old heifers, 1 calves, 3 ewes, ^v 3 lambs, 
9 Bwine, mare and 2 colts; 2 steers at 3 year- old, N i grain nor 
produce . Total £36 I. 

In ( Jourt 27 June, 1 ,; ' cutore oath, & 

I 1 1 rt Pil 9. 

Selectmen' M sting, 16 May. 1666. u Ordered that the souldyera that 
atend Capt. Trask to his nave: shall bane Bom alowance to make them 
drink at M r Gidney A is Left to the discretion of Wa: Price nott 

bag the Bom of twenty thills. & cloth to cover the drum." S 

2d Book. 




»♦. " 

1899.] Descendants of E d John Lee. 

• Oriirinal Milldam— H 

<*> Second dam, Frye'a Mills— 1713-18. 

T. William Tr - - nrlgina] how 

X Becond House -1676 BO — old Homestead. 

B. Traske'fl Boris] ground, old village. 

( trchard of (he homestead. 
D G miner's bill — ancient Cemetery. 

the apper part of the diagram, on the riudit. are apprbpr 
That familial saying, attributed to Patrick Henry, ■■ 1 1 Liberty «>r give me 

•h," when taken Ln connection with the tiu r ht :it the North Brtdp - m, end- 
at, La significant. See article entitled ■■ I 
;; - stance to British Anns, at the North Bridge In Salem, <>n Sunday, 
institute Proceedings, 1 - i paper by Charles 

If. also publish* patriot on by I 

og, delivered at the itton, North Bridge, Salem, July 4th, 

I edition, vol. ii., p. 51 1 519. 
i Endicott, •• which ultimately led to the Independence of America." 

other motto ig " Dulce Domum," is ata opriate In reference 

our house," built by William the second, the birthplace <>f many 

-. the last "t" whom was Mr. Isaac Bollock. The phrase, u dn 
domum.' remlndi Latin chorus, 

Domum, domum, dulce domum." 
•■ Home, home, joyous bos 

In th« I'.— • \ i ds, Lib. 77. fol. 281, is a conveyance from 

Ism Tr rdwalner, and John Trask, Blacksmith, both S i m, Ad- 

ministrators of the Est their Father, John Trask, Qent fl late of Salem, 

D ration £14. 10*, paid by Samuel Bell, of Salem, Bricklayer, of 

about 5 ih, called Boyces Island, lying in the Mill pond In Salem, 

and butting every way on said pond, with the prii 

Jobs Hioonraow, May 89, 17 

JOHK HIOOIHS4 »» Jul kn. same day. 

that In ■ future number of the Registzb, farther accoont of I 

gram will be made use of , In connection with the family 



immnnicated by 
W HID 1 I ■ i ■ ■ • I- ' ■ f«»nl about 16' 

ma: v. I U DJamin, ■ resideol <»f thai 

■ Thomas of Guilford v i .'. tie died in the 

. \\ . will, la tugbter, InO 

1 >-d of a boms lot of one present boroogfa 

i laud i 8 

J .1 I I Iim m S nly 

H i laud in the vicinity of the ^ 

i; . be bad I 

l..-.-. I i w n- d i in the I 

r North Go rd). 1 la 1716 was £95.12.6. He ii 

54 Descendants of Edward and John Lee. [Jan. 

supposed to have been a brother of George 1 Lee of Saybrook, who married 

Martha and died 1728, and of (2) John 1 Lee of East Guilford. He 

was one of the smaller planters of Guilford. Savage's Genealogical Dic- 
tionary, iii. 75, calls him Lees and says he was perhaps son of Hugh of 

The children of Edward Lee and Elizabeth Wright were : 

i. Joseph 2 , b. 1678 ; d. Dec. 5, 1692. 

3. ii. Samuel, b. June 25, 1681; d. Aug. 26, 1727. 

The children of Edward Lee and Abigail Stevens Vere : 

iii. Mary, b. July 4, 1689: d. s. June 9, 1752. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 27, 1690-1 ; m. Nicholas Bond, of Hebron, Conn. 

4. v. Lemuel, b. Dec. 1, 1693. 

5. vi. Thomas, b. Aug. 15, 1696. 

6. vii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1698-9; d. Sept. 24, 1751. 

viii. Abigail, b. May 9, 1699; d. Jan. 27, 1767; m. David Chapman, son 
of Robert of East Haddam, on Feb. 5, 1724. 

2. John 1 Lee was a cooper, and lived in Killingworth in 1688, but later 

removed to East Guilford, where he resided in 1696, when he was 
given liberty to build a Sabbath-Day house on the Guilford Green. 
His list in 1716 was £95.3.0, and his cooper's trade was rated at 
£5. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Dennis Crampton of Guil- 
ford, in 1686, and died Feb. 14, 1718. She died June 23, 1746. 
Their children were : 

7. i. John 2 Jr., b. May 5, 1688, at Killingworth; d. at Guilford, March, 


8. ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1690; cl. Dec. 31, 1753. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1692; cl. s. Jan., 1725. 

9. iv. Jonathan, b. May 26, 1695; cl. Feb. 10, 1750. 

v. Mary, b. July 25, 1697; m. Samuel Allis, of Stratford, 
vi. Daniel, b. July 6, 1699; d. s. 
vii. Deborah, b. Oct. 12, 1702; d. s. Oct. 20, 1765. 

10. viii. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 22, 1704; d. Dec. 20, 1753. 

ix. Rachel, b. 1708. 

3. Samuel 2 Lee (Edward 1 ), of Guilford, married Abigail Bishop, daugh- 

ter of John Jr., Sept. 18, 1700. She died June 5, 1751. His list 
in 1716 was £39. 
Their children were: 

i. Susannah 3 , b. June 23, 1707; d. Oct. 20, 1707. 
ii. Abigail, b. June 22, 1710; m, John Benton, of Guilford, Dec. 15, 
1730; d. July 8, 1733. 

11. iii. Samuel, b. April 22, 1713 ; d. March 3, 1787. 

4. Lemuel 2 Lee (Edward 1 ) of Berlin, Conn., lived in 1716 at Guilford, 

where his list was £21 and one horse. He resided on the West 
river, near his father, until he removed from Guilford. He married 
1st, Mary Burnett, on Feb. 25, 1716. She died March 2, 1719, 
and he married 2d, Mary West. 

By his first wife he had one child : 

i. Samuel 3 , b. March 26, 1717. 

The children of Lemuel and Mary (West) Lee were : 

ii. Anna, 3 b. March 1, 1722-3; d. Dec. 15, 1746. 
iii. Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1724. 

iv. Mindwell, b. May 13, 1726; d. June 16, 1743. 
v. Lemuel, b. May 11, 1729; d. Dec, 1746. 
vi. Abigail, b. April 8, 1733 ; d. Dec. 16, 1749. 
vii. Lewis, b. July 23, 1734 ; d. Dec. 14, 1746. 

1899.] Descendants of Edward and John Lee, 55 

5. Thomas 2 Lee [Edward 1 ) had a home lot at Bluff Head in North 

Guilford, and removed thence with his brother Lemuel, to Berlin. 
He married Nov. 15, 1721, Elizabeth Sanford of Fairfield, who 
died March 9, 1746. 
Their children were : 

i. Stephen 3 , b. Oct. 10, 1722. 
ii. Edward, b. Jan. 17, 1725. 
iii. Thomas, b. Oct. 13, 1730. 

6. Ebenezer 2 Lee {Edward 1 ) bought his brother Lemuel's land on Nov. 

27, 1722, and always resided in Guilford. He married May 16, 
1721, Sarah Chidsey, daughter of Joseph. She died March 7, 1778. 
Their children were : 

i. Mary 3 , b. May 2, 1722. 

12. ii. Elon, b. May 16, 1724; d. May 10, 1806. 

iii. Kachel, b. Feb. 23, 1727; m. Jasper Grifflng, of Guilford, 1761, 

and d. March 4, 1811. He d. Nov. 1, 1800. 
iv. Rhoda, b. Nov. 29, 1728; d. June 20, 1741. 
v. Sarah, b. June 2, 1732. 
vi. Lucy, b. 1739; m. John Norton of Guilford, Dec. 7, 1758. 

13. vii. William, b. 1741 ; d. April 29, 1795. 

7. John 2 Lee {John 1 ), of East Guilford, married Rachel, daughter of 

Stephen Bishop. His list in 1716 was £30.6.0. He had land at 
the Neck in East Guilford, given him by his father in 1712. 
Their only child was : 

14. i. John 3 , b. 1714; d. Aug. 8, 1752. 

8. Joseph 2 Lee {John 1 ), of East Guilford, married 1st, Lois Pond on 

June 24, 1730; 2d, Rebecca Lewis. Probably all his children were 
by his first wife. • 

They were (the order of their birth is uncertain) : 


ii.' Josiah, b. July 11, 1733; d. May 7, 1751. 

iii. Miriam, m. Mark Hodgkiss, Jan. 8, 1751. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. Nathaniel Spencer, of Hadclam. 

v. Lucy, b. June 10, 1734; m. John Cruttenden; d. Feb. 10, 1786. 
vi. Phinehas, b. Nov. 5, 1736; d. Aug. 13, 1747. 

9. Jonathan 2 Lee {John 1 ), of East Guilford, married Hope, daughter of 

Jonathan Murray, of Guilford, on August 15, 1719. After his 
death she married, about 1755, William Judd, Esq., of Waterbury, 
who died January 29, 1772. She died February 27, 1787. 
Their children were: 

i. Ann 3 , b. Oct. 1, 1720; m. Ebenezer Munger, of East Guilford, 

May 3, 1742, and d. Aug. 22, 1788. He d. June 20, 1793. 
ii. Mary, b. May 2, 1722; d. y. 

iii. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1723; m. Perry. 

16. iv. Jonathan, b. May 22, 1726; d. Feb. 17, 1803. 

v. Hope, b. May 1, 1728; m. Timothy Terrell, of Woodbury, Feb. 26, 

1754. He d. Aug. 29, 1785. 
vi. Selah, b. June 23, 1737; d. Jan. 5, 1757. 

10. Nathaniel 2 Lee {John 1 ), of East Guilford, married 1st, Temperance 

Bishop, daughter of Nathaniel, April 3, 1728. She died March 29, 
1751. He married 2d, Mary Turner, April 6, 1752. She died in 

56 Descendants of Edward and John Lee. [Jan. 

The children of Nathaniel and Temperance (Bishop) Lee were: 
i. Temperance 3 , b. Jan. 29, 1729 ; d. y. 
ii. James, b. Sept. 2, 1730; d. March 19, 1751. 
17. iii. Nathaniel, b. April 11, 1735. 
iv. Experience, b. Sept. 10, 1737. 
v. Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1740; d. Oct. 7, 1753. 
vi. Simeon, b. July 16, 1745; cl. Dec. 25, 1771. 
vii. Phinehas, b. Oct. 17, 1747; d. Aug. 2, 1770. 
viii. Jennie, b. May 11, 1750; d. May 17, 1770. 

The child of Nathaniel and Mary (Turner) Lee was: 
ix. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1753; m. Aaron Foster, of East Guilford, Dec. 
10, 1769. He d. March 12, 1773. 

11. Samuel 3 Lee, Jr. (Samuel? Ebenezer 1 ), of Guilford, married Ruth, 
daughter of Deacon Seth Morse 5 January 6, 1742. She died March 
3, 1804. 

Their children were : 

i. Samuel 4 , b. Oct. 1, 1742 ; d. May 31, 1819. He was a man of much 
prominence in the town, representing it several times in the 
legislature. During the Revolutionary war he was most zealous 
in his patriotism, and served on several important town com- 
mittees. In 1778, he was appointed lieutenant in the 7th Connec- 
ticut regiment. In 1780, he enlisted a company of coast guards 
in Guilford and was on duty with them for 165 days. His course 
of action against the Tories was a determined one (see Steiner's 
History of Guilford, p. 443) . His wife was a remarkable woman, 
of great force of character. She was Agnes Dickinson (b. Mar. 
21, 1745 ; d. July 2, 1830), dau. of Azariah and Hepzibah of Had- 
dam. She mar. Capt. Lee on Nov. 7, 1764. Their children were : 
1. Rebecca*, b. Mar. 17, 1766 ; d. Dec. 6, 1859 ; m. Timothy Seward 
of Guilford Dec. 3, 1783 (see Seward Genealogy in N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Register for July, 1898). Among their grand-children was Rachel 
Stone Seward, who m. Ralph D. Smyth. 2. Lucy, b. July 8, 
1770; m. Joel Griswold (d. July 19, 1835) of Guilford in 1790, 
and d. Mar. 24, 1854. 3. Buth, b. Aug. 13, 1778; m. Abner Ben- 
ton (cl. Mar. 14, 1804) of Guilford in 1800, and d. Mar. 9, 1854. 

ii. Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1745; m. Freelove Crampton, Sept. 13, 1775 
(d. July 6, 1836) . She died Sept., 1822. They had one daughter, 
Freelove*, b. 1789 ; d. s. May 26, 1833. He was a revolutionary 
soldier and lived in Guilford, 
iii. Levi, b. 1747; removed to Horner, N. Y. 

12. Elon 3 Lee (Ebenezer? Edward 1 ), of Guilford, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Isaac Hotchkiss, May 16, 1750. ' She died March 29, 

Their children were : 

i. Sarah 4 , b. Mar. 23, 1752; m. Miles Johnson of Guilford, Mar. 25, 
1774 ; d. Mar. 14, 1775. 

ii. Elon, b. June 17, 1757; m. Deborah Johnson, Dec. 30, 1778; d. 
Jan. 31, 1783. She d. Dec. 9, 1843. After his death she married 
Amos Dudley of Guilford (d. Sept. 8, 1823), July 15, 1794. 
Their children were : 1. Sarah*, b. Dec. 30, 1780; m. John Dud- 
ley of Guilford, 1805; d. Dec. 27, 1849 (he d. Jan. 9, 1816). 2. 
Deborah, b. Mar. 31, 1783; m. William Dudley (d. July 16, 1845) 
of Guilford, Feb. 8, 1808; d. Oct. 25, 1827. 

iii. Eber, b. Dec. 23, 1760; d. May 31, 1855. He lived in Guilford and 
Meriden, and mar. Huldah, dau. of David Bishop, Nov. 20, 1789. 
She d. Oct. 19, 1836. Their children were : 1. Elon*, b. Dec. 15, 
1790; m. (1) Lydia Palmer, Dec. 5, 1810; (2) Eunice Howard, 
Oct., 1822 ; lived at Clarkestown, N. Y. 2. David, b. May 9, 1792 ; 
lived at Philadelphia, Penn. ; m. (1) Sarah, dau. of Capt. James 
Castle ; (2) Rachel, sister of first wife. 3. Orrit, b. Nov. 7, 1793 ; 

1899.] Descendants of Edward and John Lee, 57 

m. Elah Camp of Durham, Dec, 1819. 4. Erastus, b. Sept. 28, 

1795; lived at Canton, Ohio, and d. s. Sept. 24, 1843. 5. Eli, b. 

June 7, 1800; m. (1) Lydia Evarts; (2) Betsey Taylor; (3) 

widow Mary (Rhodes) Ellis. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1763; m. John Arden, 1790; d. Dec. 3, 1795. 
v. Joel, b. Apr. 9, 1767, of Guilford; cl. Nov. 19, 1836; m. Mary, dan. 

of James Davis, Feb. 1, 1798. She m. (2) Amos Fowler, Jan. 

17, 1848, and died Sept. 7, 1863, ae. 94. Their children were : 

I. Polly 6 , b. Sept. 22, 1792; d. Sept. 25, 1794. 2. Joel Alvah, b. 
July 5, 1794; died in the west about 1877; m. Amanda Shelly, 
Mar., 1817. 3. Maria, b. Aug. 27, 1796; cl. Jan. 19, 1826; m. 
Joel Parmelee of Guilford, 1818. 4. Davis, of Guilford, b. Oct. 

II, 1798; d. Nov. 2, 1867; m. Harriett Elliott, Jan. 1, 1838. 5. 
James Edward, b. Oct. 11, 1798; d. Nov. 19, 1889; m. Ruth Mer- 
win, Sept. 28, 1825. 6. Gilbert Miner, b. Sept. 14, 1802; d. Feb. 
12, 1894; m. Phebe Ricks; lived in Wisconsin. 7. Henry Salem, 
b. Sept. 15, 1807; cl. June 6, 1842; of Manhanset, L. I.; m. Ann 
Brooks. 8. Justin, b. Apr. 11, 1810 ; m. Matilda Hotchkiss, Sept. 
20, 1866. He is still living. 

vi. Vene, b. Nov. 27, 1770, of Pennsylvania; cl. 1849; m. (1) Re- 
becca Palmer, Nov. 16, 1793. She died June 14, 1794, leaving 
one son, Horace 5 . He mar. (2) Polly Johnson, who had one son, 
John Fletcher. 

13. William 8 Lee (Ebenezer 2 , Edward 1 ), of Guilford, married Eunice 

Hotchkiss, daughter of Mark, May 23, 1770; she died February 
27, 1827. Their children were: 

i. William 4 , b. July 16, 1771; cl. June 1, 1840. 
ii. Reuben, b. Sept. 28, 1773; m. Lois, dau. of P.hilemon Hall. Their 

children were : I.Eunice 6 . 2. Sarah. 3. Eliza Ann. 4. Alvan. 
iii. Tim, b. Nov. 1, 1775; cl. Nov. 1846; m. Lois Barnes, June 10, 1797. 
Their children were: 1. Frederic William 1 ', of Guilford; m. (1) 
Nancy Stannard, (2) wid. Rebecca Stannarcl. 2. George Augustus. 
3. Lyman, of Little Valley, N. Y. ; m. Harriett Rathbone. 
iv. Charles, b. Sept 7, 1777; cl. Sept. 12, 1787. 

v. Sarah, b. July 6, 1782; m. Eggleston, of Rochester, N. Y. 

vi. Elon, b. Mar. 12, 1786; cl. Dec. 22, 1856; in. Grace Stone, May 17, 
1808. Their children were: 1. Eunice 6 , b. Jan. 22, 1812; m. Henry 
Benton, April 8, 1832. 2. Myrta Ann, b. May 6, 1815; m. Jason 
Field, April 15, 1835. 3. Edward William, b. Aug. 6, 1819; d. Jan. 
25, 1840. 4. Hubbard Stone, b. July 6, 1822, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ; 
m. Sarah Eliza Willett. 5. Eliza Polly, b. July 25, 1825 ; m. Walter 
Hinckley, Oct. 4, 1846. 
vii. Charles, b. Nov. 29, 1788, of Guilford; d. Sept. 5, 1845; m. Achsa 
Parmelee of Guilford, July 8, 1812. (She died Nov. 9, 1866.) They 
had one child, Harriett Clarissa 6 , b. Mar. 10, 1818. 

viii. Jonathan, b. April 12, 1791; m. Ruth ; lived at Rochester, 

N. Y., ancld. Nov. 3, 1838. 

14. John 8 Lee, Jr. {John 2 , John 1 ), married Elizabeth . After his 

death she married Daniel Grove of North Guilford, who died Sep- 
tember 12, 1782. She died July 8, 1798. Their children were: 

i. John 4 , b. May 20, 1739; m. Lucy Graves. Their children were: 

1. Linus 6 , bap. May 26, 1771, and 2. Daniel, b. Mar. 13, 1774. 
ii. Azariah, b. Dec. 21, 1740; d. Aug. 12, 1762. 
iii. Stephen, b. , 1742. 

15. Joseph 3 Lee {Joseph 2 , John 1 ), married March 23, 1736, Mary, daugh- 

ter of Nathaniel Bayley of Guilford. Their children were: 

i. David 4 , b. July 3, 1740; d. July 2, 1742. 
ii. Martha, b. Mar. 21, 1743; m. Nathan Field, 
iii. Ruth, b. April 29, 1747. 
iv. Nathan, b. Sept. 13, 1750. 

vol. lilt. 5 

First Book of Raynham Records. [Jan. 

16. Jonathan 1 Lee (Jonathan*, John 1 ), of East Guilford, married Mary, 

da:. r Bartlett, June 27, 1751. She died Septeoi- 

,1825. Their cl were : 

i. Submit 4 , b. Jane 14, 1763; in. David Hatch of Norfolk. 
ii. Ar.ii.vii.. b. July 11, 1754; m. 1772, Theophilos Scranton (d. Dec. 17. 

: I; d. Dec. 23, 1840. 
ill. Ann 10, J :;>«;; m. Josiah Monger, Mar. 22. 1780. He d. 

Dec. 27, 1822. 
iv. Mm:-. -. 1759; m. Jacob Conkling, a tailor, who came to 

lilford from Long Island. 
v. Jonathan, b. April 9, 1762; d. Nov. 4. 1844; m. 1789, Mindwell, dau. 
Dea. Timothy Hill of East Guilford. He lived in East Guilford - 

rwards Madison. Their children were : 1. L b. April 7, 17 

d. .Ian. 24. 1796. 2. Anna, b. Dec. 29, lT'.'l ; m. Jonathan Jucld and 
removed to Orange, Conn. She was \\\ New Haven in 1 

3. Selah, b. Sept. 21. 1704; m. Electa Ann Bushnell, and lived 
in Madison. 4. Julia, b. Sc-pt. 2. 1796. 5. Mary, b. Nov. 
d. : G. Chloe, b. April G r 1801; in. Wm. II. Bishop. 

7. Jon bull, b. Mar. 5. a. Betsy B. Judd. I 

1827, and lived in Madison. 8. Timothy H.. b. Dec. 8, 1805; d. 
of cholera Sept. - - . . 9. Charlotte, b. I rlando Wil- 

cox of New Haven. 10. Hi nry, b. Aug. 2, 1810 ; m. (1) Rosalind Smith 
. July 22. 1848, se.32), May6, 1840; (2 Abigail Dudley, Nov. 6, 
tO, and lived in Madison. 11. Al • Hamilton, b. Mav 27, 

1813; d. July 5, 1- 
vi. Selah. b. Sept. 5. 1765; d. Aug. 23. 1791; m. Sarah Dudley, dau. of 
Gilbert. Shed. Mar. 9, 1854. Their children were : 1. 7 

b. : d. a?. 5 mos.. 15 davs. 2. Polly, b. Sept. 18, 178 . 8. 

Nov.. 1- 

17. Nathaniel 3 Lee (Nathaniel*, John 1 ), of East Guilford and Whites- 

town. X. Y. ; married Mabel, dau. of Deacon Timothy Mei^s of 
East Guilford, Dec. 7, 1757. She d. October 20, 1800. 'Their chil- 
dren were : 

i. Timothy 4 , b. Aug. 14. 1760; d. at Whitestown, July, 1803. 
ii. Clemania, b. Dec. Is. 176 . 

iii. Frederic, b. April 3. 1766, of Ea^t Guilford, captain in the 1 9 
revenue service; gave the name Madison to Ea^t Guilford when it 
was set oil' a- arate town: founded Lee's Academy there; 

was one of the earliest Jeflersouian Republicans of the town; m. 
Anna. dau. of Asher Fowler: had no children: d. Mav 27, 1881. 
She d. Nov. 13, 181 
iv. Statira. b. May 24. 17 
v. - b. May 26, 1771. 

vi. Alexander, b. Mar. 5. 1774. 
vii. Harriet, b. Nov. 7. 17 
viii. Qriah, b. Mar. 2 l J, 17 


Prom a copy in the po>>e><ion of the Society. 
[Continued from Vol. 52, pace 296.] 

[Page 1G.] 
17« S Dec 28 in. Jonathan Hall & Lidia Leonard by Air. Wales 


1). Jonathan — died Nov 22, 17: 

1899.] First Booh of II ay nh am Records. 59 

1740 Oct 4 b. Seth — Saturday 

Rec' 1 Mar. 25, 1741 

The names & births of the children of Jonathan Hall the first aud Sarah 
his first wife are as followeth : — 

Jonathan — Thnrs. 

Sarah & d. feb 11. 1725/6 

Amos — Tues. 

Rebeckab & d. May 15, 1723 

John — Frid. 

Mason — Frid. 
Sarah the first wife of the above Jonathan flail died Mar. 2§, 1726 

Here follows the names & the births of the children of the said Jonathan 
Hall & Sarah his second wife 
1728 May 2 b. Elizabeth — Thursday 

1734 Mch 25 b. Hannah — Monday 





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[Page 17.] 

1732 Nov 16 m. Hatherly* Jones & Abigail Rogers by Rev. John 

Wales of Raynham 
1734/5 Mch 18 d. Abraham Jones of Raynham in the 76 th year of 

his a^e 
1727 Nov 30 b. Timothy Jones son of Timothy Jones & Sarah 

his wife of Raynham 
1730 " 2 b. Abraham Jones son Do & Do do 

1733 u 19 b. Hannah Jones dau. Do • & Do do 

1734 Oct 6 b. John Jones son of Hatherly Jones & Abigail his 

wife — Sabbeth 

1738 May 7 b. Ephraim Jones son Do & Do 


1738 Nov 15 b. Samuel Jones son of Timothy Jones & Sarah his 


1743 Apl 5 b. Bathsheba Jones dau. of Nathan Jones o= Bath- 

sheba his wife 

1749* Nov 20 m. Elnathan Jones & Silence Hewit by Sam 1 Leo- 
nard Esq. Jus. Peace 

17 v .' Aug 27 m. Solomon Jones & Tabitha Knapp by Josiah Dean 


[Page 18.] 
Here follows the names of the children of Joseph Jones v e 2 l of Rayn 
(d. Apl 25, 174 1) & Elizabeth his wife (d. Nov. 23, 1750) 
17iM Dec 5 b. Elizabeth 

172 Oct 1 b. Ebenezer 

1728 29 b. Lydia 

Dec 15 b. Mary 

b 28 b. Joseph 
Oct 18 b. Nehemiah 
Id .v 1- b. Bethiah 

1). Ephraim — d. June 16, 1712 

• The 9 is blotted, may be 7. W. B. D. 

60 Notes concerning Roger Williams, [Jan. 

1741 Nov 9 b. Seth Jones sou of Hatherly Jones & Abigail his 

wife — Monday 
1745 July 26 b. Abigail Jones dau. Do & Do 

— Fryday 

[To be continued.] 


By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. 

No record giving the exact date of birth of Roger Williams has 
been found, and estimates have varied from 1598 to 1607. The 
earlier date is that of the tradition prevailing at Providence about a 
century after the event; the later is a deduction of Oscar S. Straus 
in his life of Roger Williams published in 1894. 

In two instances Roger Williams left on record important state- 
ments concerning his age. These statements, and the circumstances 
attendant upon his admission to Charter House School, afford the 
only data as yet discovered for forming conclusions as to the year of 
his birth. 

In the testimony of Roger Williams in favor of Richard Smith's title to 
the Wickford lands, is the following: " Nahiggonsik, 24 July 1679 (ut vul- 
go). I Roger Wjlljams of Providence . . . being now neere to Foure 
Score years of age." \_R. I. Hist. Soc. Coll. Hi: 166.~\ 

It is evident that Williams here asserted that he was under 80 
years of age ; and the assumption of Mr. Straus, that he was " over 
three score and ten, and therefore, counting his age by scores, he 
would naturally use the expression he did," is extremely plausible. 
According to this testimony, it is certain that Roger Williams was 
born after July 24, 1599, and probable that he was born before 
July 24, 1609. 

Letter of Roger Williams to Gov. John Winthrop : " Plymouth. [No 
date.] Only let me craue a word of explanation : among other pleas for a 
young councillour . . . you argue from 25 in a Church Elder : tis a ridle 
as yet to me whether you meane any Elder in these New English churches 
... or the Levites who served from 25 to 50 . . . or my selfe but a 
child in euery thing, [though in Christ called fy persecuted euen in fy out of 
my fathers howse these 20 years), I am no Elder in any church ... & 
yet if I at present were, I should be in the dayes of my vanitie neerer vp- 
wards of 30 then 25.* . . . You lately sent musick to our eares, when 
we heard you perswaded . . . our beloved Mr. Nowell to surrender vp 
one sword." [4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. vi : 18^ 

This letter is undated, but its date can be placed at July to Octo- 
ber, 1632, from its reference to Mr. Nowell which relates, accord- 

* All italics are mine. — A. D. H., Jr. 

1899.] Notes concerning Roger Williams* 61 

ing to all authorities, to the resignation by Increase No well of his 
office of Elder, as a result of the vote of the churches that a per- 
son ought not to be a civil magistrate and a ruling elder at the 
same time. Gov. Winthrop, in his History of New England, i : 81, 
under date of July [1 to 4] 1632, records this vote, and in the 
same History, i : 91, under date of Oct. 25, 1632, describes his 
visit to Plymouth. The letter was written, evidently, between these 
two dates. 

The expression " nearer upwards of 30 than 25 " is somewhat 
obscure and has been variously interpreted. The earlier commen- 
tators, probably influenced by the traditional date of birth, 1598, 
supposed it might mean simply over 30, but this is a strained in- 
terpretation. Mr. Straus, on the other hand, considers it " another 
way of saying he was over 25 and under 30, or nearer to 30 than 
25 is to 30, that is to say, he was between 25 and 26," which last, 
in common parlance, means 25 years old. This also is a strained 
interpretation. Surely the whole argument is to the effect that he 
was considerably past this age. To my mind, the fair interpreta- 
tion of the expression, taken with its context, is that he was nearer to 
30 years of age than he was to 25, or that he was over 27 J years 
old, and hence born not later than April, 1605. 

The following evidence seems to prove that Roger Williams was 
elected a Pensioner of the Charter House School June 25, 1621. 

Mrs. Sadleir, the daughter of Sir Edward Coke, the great lawyer and 
legal writer, in a note appended to a letter of Roger Williams addressed to 
her, wrote : " This Roger Williams, when he was a youth, would, in a short 
hand, take sermons and speeches in the Star Chamber, and present them 
to my dear father. He, seeing so hopeful a youth, took such liking to him 
that he sent him in to Sutton's Hospital, and he was the second that was 
placed there." Ms. letters of Roger Williams to Mrs. Sadleir, in the library 
of Trinity College, Cambridge. [Narragansett Club Pub. vi : 252.] 

The records of Sutton's Hospital, now the Charter House, furnish no 
other particulars [concerning Roger Williams] than the following — that 
Roger Williams was elected a scholar of that institution June 25, 1621, 
and that he obtained an "exhibition" July 9, 1624. [Elton's Life of 
Roger Williams, p. 11.] 

I have had the records of the Charter House searched anew. In addi- 
tion to the entry that Roger Williams was elected a scholar June 25, 1621 
(being " the second scholar placed there " by Sir Edward Coke, not the 
second scholar who was admitted) is the following under date of 1629: 
" Roger Williams who hath exhibition and so far about five years past, has 
forsaken the university and is become discontinuer of his studies there. Ex- 
hibition suspended until order to the contrary." By the rules of Sutton's 
Hospital School no scholars could be admitted under 10 or over 14 years. 
[Roger Williams. By Oscar S. Straus. 1891/.. Pp. 8, 9.] 

From the rules and from his interpretation of the words " nearer 
upwards of 30 than 25," Mr. Straus concludes that Roger Williams 
was born in 1607. 

If the rules as to age of admission were carried out strictly in the 

62 Notes concerning Roger Williams, [Jan. 

case of Roger Williams, even under the assumption that one was 
not considered "over 14" until he was 15, then Roger Williams 
could not have been born earlier than June 26, 1606. And this 
disagrees with my deduction from Williams's own statement in the 
letter to Gov. Winthrop, that he was born not later than April, 

It seems to me therefore necessary to assume, either that Roger 
Williams described his age inaccurately, or that the rule was liber- 
ally construed in his case. Either assumption is possible, but to 
my mind the latter is more probable. Sir Edward Coke. not only 
was a Governor of the Charter House, but also by his legal ability 
had saved the foundation when it was assailed by Sutton's heirs ; 
and it appears to me very probable that a protege of his would be 
admitted, even if above the customary age. 

In view of the foregoing I incline strongly to the opinion that 
Roger Williams was born in, or very near to, the year 160-1. If 
this was the case, then he was 74 or 75 years old when he called 
himself " neere to Foure Score years " ; about 28 years old when 
"nearer upwards of 30 than 25 " ; 16 or 17 years old when elected 
a scholar of Charter House School ; 22 or 23 years old when he 
took his degree at Pembroke College ; and 78 or possibly 79 years 
old when he died. Moreover he would have been 16 years old 
when he " in a short hand took sermons and speeches in the Star 
Chamber," if (as the note of Mrs. Sadleir implies) he did this be- 
fore entering Charter House, — a much more probable age than that j 
of 13 which follows from the computation of Mr. Straus. 


Whereas there hath of long time been a difference betweene the Towne 
of Providence & the 13 Proprietors of Pautuxet, who Originally were Ro- 
ger Williams, William Arnold, Thomas James, John Greene, John Throck- 
morton, William Harris, Thomas Olney, Richard Waterman, ffrancis Wes- 
ton, Ezechiell Holliman, Robert Coles, Stukley Westcott & William Car- 
penter, as Concerning y e deviding of the lands of Pautuxet belonging to the 
said 13 Proprietors from the Gennerall Comon of the aforesd Towne of 
Providence: And whereas severall of the said Proprietors are deceased & 
the sd difference yet Remaneth [a settlement is agreed upon. Signed by] 
Roger Williams Benjamin Carpenter Susanna Harris 

Nathaniell Waterman Howlong Harris Jeremaah Rhoades 

Silas Carpenter William Carpenter Peleg Rhoades 

Thomas ffield with ray Consent my two sons have subscribed: 

[and also by five Trustees on the part of the town of Providence.] 
Dated 16 January 1682 : 83.— Recorded May 24: 1705 in the Third 
Book Town of Providence, pp. 167, 168. \_Early Providence Records, iv: 

January y e 27 th : 168|. Voated f y e Bond Given by m r . Roger Wil- 
liams m r . Thomas ffield & John Thornton Concerning Sarah Neals being 
chargeable to y e towne by herselfe or child be delivered up to y e said per- 
sons. — Town Meeting Records, p. 70. — [Early Providence Records, viii: 
122, 123.] 

1899.] Notes concerning Roger Williams, 63 

On April 25, 1683, William Carpenter executed a deed wherein he called 
himself the last survivor of the 13 proprietors of Pawtuxet lands ; and as 
Roger Williams was one of these proprietors, he must have been dead at 
this date. [Providence Deeds, i: 260.] 

From the above it is clear that Roger Williams died in February, 
March or April, 1683. Rev. Isaac Backus so asserted in the first 
edition of his History of New England, i : 515, published in 1777. 
In his Abridgement of the Church History of New England, p. 130, 
published in 1804, Mr. Backus stated that Roger Williams died in 
April, 1683. 


The record of the births of the children " of Roger Williams and 
Mary his wife," on page 5 of the " First Book of Providence,"'* 
proves that Mary was the mother of all the children. 

That Mary's maiden name was probably Warnerd or Wamard, 
is shown by the following extract from a letter written by William 
Harris to one Capt. Dean under date of Providence, 14th of No- 
vember, 1666, copied by Moses Brown, | and printed about 1896 
in a leaflet entitled "Some William Harris Memoranda." The let- 
ter relates almost entirely to Roger Williams. 

" I have sent you a first and second Bill of £23, 10/ stg in Two Several 
letters, I left the letters with one Mr. Warnerd, who knows your Self, he is 
Brother [Query, own brother?] to Mr. Williams's Wife, the said Mr. War- 
nard Yours Always [signed] William Harris." Appended to the 

letter is the following: "Note. I copied this from an original in William 
Harris's hand writing, now in my possession, 3 d mo. 18 th , and compared it 
carefully and made it as exact a copy as I could with the assistance of a 
younger person. [Signed] Moses Brown." 

The followino; letter contains valuable information concerning the 
"Memoranda" and other documents. 

Pomfret, [Conn.] Oct. 30, 1898. 

Dear Sir: " Some William Harris Memoranda " were printed two or 
three years ago to preserve the contents of some old and dilapidated docu- 
ments then in my possession. 

The original letter to Capt. Dean is lost, — probably destroyed when the 
Jenkins residence burned, forty or fifty years ago. Mrs. Jenkins was Moses 
Brown's sole heir. 

William J. Harris, nephew of Mr. Brown's fourth wife, lived with his 
uncle and was one of his executors; likewise was the "younger person " 
who assisted Moses in making his copy of the Dean letter. He made the 
copy which I have in my possession and from which that in the leaflet was 
printed. I then had the Moses Brown copy also, but it was very dilapidated. 

I am not able to fix the date of the Moses Brown copy. He died in 1836 
nearly 98 years old. 

All the "Memoranda" papers (except the W. J. H. copy of the Dean 
letter) are owned by Mrs. M. E. Harris Cushman, daughter of William J. 

* Early Records of Providence, R. I. By the Record Commissioners, i : 7. 
fMosesS Brown (James 4 , James 3 , John 2 , Chad 1 ), b. 1738, Sept. 23; d. 1836, Sept. 6. 

04 Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem, [Jan. 

Harris. She has also many interesting documents, — original letters of Wil- 
liam Harris, and Andrew Harris's copies of the " captivity letters," the 
originals of which were probably sent to England and lost on the way. 
Yours very truly, Robert Harris. 


Rev. Isaac Backus, when writing his History of the Baptists in 
New England, collected and copied a number of documents former- 
ly belonging to Rev. Samuel Hubbard of Newport, R. I. The 
manuscript of Mr. Backus was loaned by Rev. C. E. Barrows of New- 
port, in July, 1880, to Ray Greene Hiding, Esq. (now master of 
the English High School of Cambridge, Mass.), who copied the 
manuscript before returning it. 

In vol. i. pp. 510, 511, of Mr. Backus's History, first edition, 
is a letter written by Roger Williams to Mr. Hubbard, which has 
been reprinted in vol. vi. pp. 361, 362, of the Narragansett Club 
Publications, where the editor assigns to the letter the date of 1672. 
This letter, as printed, is incomplete, as shown by the following 
note of Mr. Backus, copied by Mr. Huling : 

In my history, vol. i. p. 511, near the bottom, add [to the letter of Roger 
Williams] " at present (to repay your kindness & because you are stude- 
ous) I pray you to request my brother Williams, or my son Providence, or 
my daught r Hart, to spare you the sight of a memorial in verse which I 
lately writ, in humble thanksgiving unto God, for his great & wonderful de- 
liverance to my son Providence. I pray salute." His meaning [adds Mr. 
Backus, but without due thought] in repaying was, Mr. Hubbard had 
wrote something upon his son's death, which he lent Mr. Williams, which 
he now returned. 


Communicated by E. C. Felton, Esq., of Steelton, Pa., being tb'e result of investiga- 
tions made for liim in England. 

[Concluded from Volume 52, page 357.] 

Respecting the marriage of Vincent Randall and Sarah Skelton, the 
license shows that Randall was a yeoman of Tattershall, that Sarah Skel- 
ton was of Coningsby and a widow, and that the application for it was 
made by George Skelton, rector of Coningsby. This suggested how im- 
portant it was to take measures with the view of discovering who the Skel- 
ton was who was the former husband of Sarah Randall. There is no 
trace of any will of hers either in the Probate Registry at Lincoln or at 
Somerset House, but by a piece of great good fortune the will was found 
in one of two portfolios of wills remaining in Bishop Alnwick's Tower 
at Lincoln. It bears date October 2, 1638, when the testatrix was Ran- 
dall's widow and was residing at Coningsby. It was written by William 
Skelton, the then rector. As to her former husband, there is not a word 

1899.] Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem. 65 

from which anything can be deduced. She desires, indeed, to be buried in 
the chancel, which leads to the inference that she was connected with one 
or more of the rectors who were there buried, but she specifies no person 
near whose remains she wished her own to be laid. The bulk of what she 
had, which was not very much, is given to her four grandchildren, John, 
Francis, Sarah and Elizabeth Skelton, all of whom were minors, and evi- 
dently the children of Elizabeth Skelton, whom the testatrix calls " my 
daughter," and to whom is a legacy of forty shillings. Assuming, as 
we safely may, that by " daughter " we are to understand daughter-in-law, 
we arrive at the knowledge that Elizabeth Skelton's husband was the son 
of the testatrix, and reading the will in conjunction with that of George 
Skelton, who remembers " my brother Vincent's four children," and with 
the parish register, we are under no doubt who the husband was. Vincent 
Skelton was baptized at Coningsby, February 17, 1594, just two years after 
the Samuel whose baptismal entry has been given. Is it possible they were 
brothers ? 

The Skelton s were essentially a clerical race, and as this is not without 
its bearing upon the emigrant, we shall enter into the facts, taking as au- 
thority, when the Episcopal Registers fail, the records known as the Com- 
positions for First Fruits. 

The Sir William of the testator of 1546 was, of course, in orders. Hav- 
ing at ordinations held in 1531 been admitted to minor orders, he was or- 
dained priest on the Saturday in Ember Week, being the Vigil of Trinity 
Sunday, May 25, 1532, on the title of the monastery of Thornton-upon- 
Humber, a house which followed the rule of S. Augustine. When the will 
was made, the house at Thornton had been dissolved and the brethren scat- 
tered, but the vow of poverty which Sir William had taken was still held 
sacred, and his father felt that to him he could only leave some small token of 
remembrance, so that the sole bequest to him is " the ring of my fynger." In 
1553, a William Skelton compounded for the rectory of Irby, which probably 
was Irby-upon-Humber, and he appears to have held it until 1582. It is quite 
possible he may have been the former monk of Thornton for, even assuming 
the strictest compliance with canonical requirements, his age in 1582 need 
not have exceeded 74. Next comes another William Skelton, whom we find 
holding three benefices in Lincolnshire. The first was Beningworth or, as 
it is now written, and probably was always called, Benniworth, for which 
he compounded in 1573-4, holding it but a short time, since in 1577-8 a 
fresh rector appears. In 1575, William Skelton compounded for East 
Bark with, and in 1582 for Coningsby, both which he held until his death. 
At Benniworth he has left no remaining trace, but his name is appended 
very regularly to the East Barkwith transcripts, appearing for the last 
time to that containing the entries for the year 1601. In one the burial is 
recorded October 9, 1587, of Damaris, wife of William Skelton, who may 
have been the first wife of the rector. These two places are much about 
the same distance, say 8 to 10 miles, north of Horncastle, as Coningsby is 
to the south. In respect to East Barkwith, one of his sureties, Martin 
Earle by name, was an inhabitant of Tattershall, thus showing that Wil- 
liam Skelton was not a stranger in that locality, and the name Skelton is 
found in the register both at Tattershall and Coningsby before he became 
rector of the latter. On his death, George Skelton was instituted to 
Coningsby, December 22, 1602, and to him succeeded his son, another 
William Skelton, who compounded in 1636-7. When the Cromwellites 
got the upper hand, he seems to have found himself in harmony with them, 

6$ Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem. [Jan. 

and to have remained undisturbed during the Rebellion, for he was plaintiff in 
an action tried at the Lincoln Assizes in 1656, in which, as rector, besought 
to recover the tithe of a farm called Mere Booth, and of adjoining land. 
The next rector, John Bulcock, was instituted March 11, 1660-61, the i 
living then being void by the death of the last incumbent. Bulcock'3 
tenure was of brief duration, and on his death John Ellis was instituted, 
August 1, 1662. William Skelton, who was sou of the William last 
mentioned, was ordained priest in Lincoln Cathedral, September 1, 1662, 
and thereupon became qualified to hold a benefice, and he was insti- 
tuted to Coningsby, May 24, 1664, on the death of John Ellis. He re- 
mained rector until 1679, when he died, and with him ended the Skelton 
rectors, by whom this desirable living had been held for all but-a century, 
with the brief interval between the last two of the name. John Skelton, 
son of William of 1636-7, and cousin of the younger Samuel, also took 
orders, and was instituted to the vicarage of Stixwold, March 13, 1665- 
6, and to the rectory of Scrafield, July 19, 1671. He held both until his 
death in 1684-5, residing at Stixwold. 

This record is truly remarkable, and such as few families cau show, be- 
ginning, as it does, in the earlier part of the sixteenth century, when the 
Anglican Church was still in communion with the Roman, and running 
on for upwards of a hundred and fifty years until the eighteenth was near 
at hand. 

With the exception only of William the Austin Friar, all the Lincoln- 
shire Skeltons who were in orders were graduates, and Cambridge was the 
University of every one. William Skelton of Bennivvorth, East Barkwith, 
and Coningsby was of Clare Hall, and proceeded to the degree of B. A. 
in 1566 and of M.A. in 1572. George Skelton matriculated at S. John's 
College, and having, in 1598, whilst at it, taken the degree of B.A., migrated 
to Clare, at which he took his M.A. in 1602. William Skelton, his son, 
was also of Clare, taking his B.A. in 1625, and his M.A.. in 1629. The 
next William Skeltou, son of the last, was of Christ's College, B.A. in 
1654-5, and M.A. in 1658. With John Skelton, who was afterwards double 
beneficed in Lincolnshire, we return to what may be called the family col- 
lege. The Admission Register of Clare, which begins in 1630, shows that, 
as John Shelton (sic) of Conesby, Lincolnshire, he was admitted as a sizar 
April 28, 1660, and from the records of the University we learn that, as 
John Skelton, he took the degree of B.A. in 1663, beyond which he did 
not proceed. A fifth Skelton of Clare, as we shall see, was Samuel the 

Grouping together the various facts which we have been able to adduce, 
though they fall short of actual proof, yet do they render it difficult to 
doubt either that the line of the emigrant has been discovered, or that in 
the entry of 1592-3 we have the baptism of him to whom attaches so much 
of abiding interest as one of the band of scholars and earnest men who so 
largely contributed to mould the future of what is now the Great Republic 
of the West. 

In matter of education, the Grammar School at Horncastle would be 
more likely than any other to commend itself to parents residing at Con- 
ingsby and in that district. Not only is its situation convenient, but it was 
founded by Edward, Lord Clinton and Say, afterwards first Earl of Lin- 
coln, and any influence which his descendant for the time being might possess, 
would naturally be exercised in favor of those living around him. The 
records of the school were examined by permission of the legal advisers of 

1899.] Samuel Skelton^ Fh*st Minister at Salem. 67 

the Governors, but they are entirely occupied by business affairs, and fur- 
nish no information about the scholars. 

The emigrant matriculated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, as a sizar, July 7, 
1608. Clare is one of the minor colleges, and for the sake of any possi- 
ble light which may be thereby thrown upon him, it may be well to state 
the names of the few others who matriculated there on the same clay : 
John Boyles, as fellow-commoner ; pensioner there was none ; and Simond 
Adams, Nathaniel Massy and Humphry Street, as sizars. The early ma- 
triculations were written by an official, probably by the Registrary, or his 
clerk, and the last two names, as here given, are corrected by the Degree 
Book. Skelton took his B.A. in 1611, but the Ordo Senioritatis for that 
year is missing, and therefore it cannot be ascertained whether he went out 
in honours. He proceeded M.A. in 1615. The dates are too early for sig- 

The constant recurrence of the name William, and to the instances here 
brought forward many more might be added, cannot fail to attract notice 
and to render it probable that there never was a time when there was not 
in the family one of the name. The last Skelton who was incumbent of 
Coningsby in his will, made in 1679, mentions only one child, and his name 
was William. There are reasons for supposing that George Skelton had a 
brother William, who was not in orders, for July 6, 1607, the Rural Deans 
— in this instance there were two — of the Deanery of Doncaster certified 
to the Exchequer and Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of York that 
administration of the effects of William Skelton late of Bolton-upon-Dearne 
in the West Riding, gentleman, deceased, had been by them committed to 
George Skelton, clerk, his brother. The place of abode of the administra- 
tor is not given either in the record at York, or in a Chancery Bill which 
he found it necessary to file, but his description as " clerk" narrows very 
materially the field of conjecture, and the only person that has been found 
to whom it can be applied is the rector of Coningsby. The intestate had 
no home of his own at Bolton, but had been residing in the house of a Mrs. 
Savile, presumably a widow, to whose daughter Margaret he had been en- 
gaged, but the engagement came to an end by his illness and death. 

The standing occupied in the county by the Skeltons who were bene- 
ficed is evidenced by the names of those who, as patrons or otherwise, as- 
sociated themselves with them in their preferments. Of Benniworth, the 
patron was William Heneage, esquire, who was also one of William Skel- 
ton's sureties, and as illustrating the continuity of things in England, it 
may be mentioned that a Heneage, now a peer, presented on a vacancy so 
recently as December, 1896. Of East Bark with, the patrons were and 
still are the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The patronage of Coningsby, 
during all the time which comes under our view, was with the well-known 
family of Dymoke, by which, in right of the Manor of Scrivelsby, the 
honourable office of Champion of England has been so long held. All 
these were in the immediate locality, with the fullest opportunities of per- 
sonal acquaintance with those to whom they proposed to offer preferment. 
Martin Earle before named was, through his wife, connected with the house 
of Welby, of which she was a daughter, and which still nourishes in the coun- 
ty, with increase of honors. The ceremony of induction, when the person 
presented, having been previously instituted by the Bishop, is put into ac- 
tual corporal possession, and tolls the church bell by way of notice to the 
parishioners, requires the presence of witnesses, those persons being usually 
taken who are most handy. But, when William Skelton was inducted to 

68 Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem, [Jan. 

Coningsby, November 28, 1636, there were gathered together, to do honor 
to the occasion and to him, men bearing the names of Tyrwhit, Hodgson, 
Maddison, Jessop, and Carter, all of which are found amongst the Lin- 
colnshire gentry of the time, as well as others with the worthy names of 
Banks, Longland, Bromley and Drury. A hearty and spontaneous testi- 
mony to the new rector on the part of those to whom he was best known. 

The first William Skelton who held the rectory of Coningsby was buried 
there September 5, 1602, so that his will, if he left one, would no doubt be 
proved in that year, which still had nearly seven months to run. The Lin- 
colnshire wills which were proved in 1602, and those also which were 
proved in 1603> have gone astray, and there are in the Probate. Registry 
no copies, nor is any will of this William Skelton known to be in exist- 
ence elsewhere at Lincoln, and there is none in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury. The officials of the Ecclesiastical Court would soon interpose 
their authority, if need were, which is not likely, to secure that probate or 
administration was duly taken out, and as there is upon the files no docu- 
ment connected with administration, it may be regarded as nearly certain 
there was a will, the disappearance of which cannot be otherwise than mat- 
ter of much regret. 

On the seal to the will, in 1679, of William Skelton, rector of Coningsby, 
and also on that to the will in 1684-5, of John Skelton, vicar of Stixwold 
and rector of Scrafield, are these arms: a fess between three fleurs-de-lis. 
Burke enumerates twelve coats of arms as appertaining to Skeltons in various 
parts of the Kingdom, and the fess and the three fleurs-de-lis appear in all, 
two only excepted. To Clement de Skelton of Skelton in Cumberland, 
who represented the county in several of the Parliaments 
of Richard II., he attributes az., a fess, gu., between three 
fleurs-de-lis, or, and to Skelton of Yorkshire the same, 
the tinctures alone being different. 

The annexed engraving has been made from the seal of 
1679, which is an excellent impression, and in perfect pre- 

In the library, comprising several hundred volumes, which is kept in the 
parish church of Boston, is a manuscript copy of S. Augustine on Genesis, 
in which is this inscription : 

" The gift of M r . W m . Skelton M r of Artes & Rector of Consby." 

The manuscript is held to belong to the early part of the twelfth century, 
and its value, great under any circumstances, is much enhanced by its bear- 
ing characteristics which show it to be the work of an English scribe. It 
is not known which William Skelton was the donor. 

So far as we have the means of forming a judgment, the difference in 
age between Skelton and Higginson was trifling. Skelton, it has been 
stated, was reputed to be the elder, an idea based, it should seem, on per- 
sonal appearance, whereas it is more likely he was by a few years the 
younger of the two. It is sad to find how he and others of his kindred 
were removed in the flower of their age, for he can only have been about 
40 at his death; his son died at 41 ; Nathaniel, son of that son, at 39; John 
of Stixwold at 43; Vincent's age at death cannot have exceeded 42 for he 
died before or in 1636, and William in 1679 was but 44. This points to 
that insidious and wasting malady known as consumption, the effect of 
which is to make those who suffer from it look older than they really are. 

It is refreshing to be able to say that what is so indiscriminately and often 

1899.] Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem. 69 

so erroneously assigned as the reason for emigration does not apply to the 
emigrant of whom we are writing. It was not " religious persecution " 
which " compelled " Skelton to abandon his native country. He was a 
puritan of puritans, but careful search failed to reveal a tittle of evidence 
that he was ever brought into collision with the ecclesiastical authorities, 
and he had crossed the Atlantic before the days came when, possibly, it 
might have been otherwise. His diocesan was the famous Welshman, John 
Williams, one of the allegations against whom was that he too much 
favored the puritans, and did not insist upon due conformity by his clergy. 
A prelate who himself gave preferment in his diocese to Hansard Knollys, 
and who winked at the ritual irregularities of the Vicar of Boston, then 
one of the most important parishes in the diocese, was not a likely man to 
find occasion to trouble a non-conforming divine. Cotton could not leave 
England without placing on record, in a lengthy letter still preserved, his 
sense of the consideration he had received at his bishop's hands. 

To comprehend how it came about that Skelton was induced to emigrate, 
we need only look round at his neighbors and friends. The first to be 
named is Theophilus, fourth Earl of Lincoln. He was not only an ac- 
knowledged leader of the puritans, but was the brother-in-law of two of 
the founders (one of them being also a main pecuniary supporter) of the 
Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, and of a third individual whose family 
had a great stake in New England. Then at Sempringham lived Thomas 
Dudley, whose daughter Mary was baptized there during Skelton's in- 
cumbency, July 23, 1620. And at Horbling were two persons bearing a 
name which, though of ancient date in the East of England, has come to 
be associated with the New World, rather than with the Old, Simon Brad- 
street, the vicar, and his son, Simon Bradstreet, the younger, who was 
then, in 1620, a youth of 17. 

A work with one of those titles which sound so strange to modern ears 
brings before us three individuals whom we willingly recall as they journey- 
ed on horseback along the rude Lincolnshire roads more than two centuries 
and a half ago. The book is Roger Williams' The Bloody Tenent yet 
more Bloody, and the passage has not escaped notice, but is too much to 
the purpose to be omitted here. It is given from the original edition of 
1652, which was issued April 28 in that year, and let us note, as the title 
announces, "are to be sold at the black-spread-Eagle at the West-end of 

" And although the discusser acknowledgeth himself unworthy to speak 
for God to Master Cotton or any, yet possibly Master Cotton may call to 
minde, that the discusser (riding with himself and one other of precious 
memorie (Master Hooker) to and from Sempringham) presented his Argu- 
ments from Scripture why he durst not joyn with them in their use of 
Common prayer ; and all the Ansiver that yet can be remembred the dis- 
cusser received from Master Cotton was, that he selected the good and best 
prayers in his use of that Book, as the Author of the Councel of Trent was 
used to do in his using of the Masse-booL" — Page 12. 

Cotton was near at hand, but it must have been an important occasion to 
draw his two companions from a distant county, and we could wish that 
Roger had told us whom they went to meet, and for what purpose. 

To a visit, equally memorable, which two other persons paid to Semp- 
ringham, we are enabled to fix a precise date, nor can we be under any 
misconception as to the subject respecting which the visitors and their host 
desired a personal conference. Isaac Johnson writing from Sempringham 

70 Samuel Skelton, First Minister at Salem. [Jan. 

to John Winthrop, July 8, 1629, gave an invitation the outcome of which 
Wintlirop himself thus narrates: 

"July 28: 1629. My Bro: Downing & myself ridinge into Lincolnshire 
by Ely, my horse fell under me in a bogge in the fennes, so as I was all- 
most to the waiste in water ; but the Lorde preserued me from further dan- 
ger. Blessed be his name." 

Winthrop and Downing were then on their way to Sempringham to con- 
sult with Isaac Johnson about the great Massachusetts enterprise.* Truly 
that Lincolnshire parish was largely associated with the earliest days of New 
England and has on that account a title to remembrance which is not second 
to that of some other places whose claims are perhaps better known and more 
generally recognized. 

It has been said, though we have been unable to learn on what authority, 
but is probable enough, that John Cotton was a frequent and welcome 
visitor at Tattershall Castle when, under the pressure of his parochial 
duties, he sought repose and rest. It is a coincidence that both the places 
at which Skelton resided in the old country are about the same distance 
from the English Boston, as the place of his abode in the new is from her 
remote namesake. 

We have reserved to the last the mention of the names which evoke 
memories more touching than are called forth by all that have gone before. 
Of the Manor House of the Earls of Lincoln not one stone remains, but it 
is impossible to view without deep feeling the terrace walks on which, in a 
state far different than they now are, the feet of Isaac Johnson and Lady 
Arbellaf Fynes have often trod. In those bright days, little did they 
think how speedily separation from home and kindred was to be followed 
by separation from each other. The license for the marriage of Isaac 
Johnson of Sempringham, gentleman, aged 22, and Lady Arbella Fynes of 
Sempringham, singlewoman, also aged 22, was issued April 5, 1623. On 
the part of the bride's family, everything went smoothly. Her father was 
dead, but her mother, the [Dowager] Countess of Lincoln, is recorded as 
assenting. On the bridegroom's side, however, it was otherwise ; for, though 
his father Abraham Johnson was living, the consent was that of his grand- 
father, Robert Johnson, B.D., Archdeacon of Leicester. The license is 
not general, as it might have been, but is specifically addressed to the curate 
for the time being of the parish church of Sempringham, and the remark- 
able point is that no record of the marriage exists in the register of the 
only parish in which it could lawfully have been solemnized. Abraham 
Johnson himself, writing some years after his son's death, says indeed that 
the marriage was not blessed by him, nor assented to, but forbidden ; he 
calls it clandestine, and complains that neither his son nor his son's wife 
ever told him by whom the ceremony was performed. Certainly, having 
regard to the social position of the parties to the marriage, the omission to 
record it can hardly have been accidental. 

Glancing, then, at his surroundings, and bearing in mind what were his 
theological leanings, as more fully manifested in the land of his adoption, 
the wonder is not that Skelton cast in his lot with the planters, but would 
rather have been had he remained in the country of his birth. 

* Winthrop's Life and Letters of John Winthrop, vol. i., p. 304, ed. 1864. See also 
Mass. J list. Society's Collections, vol. vi., 4th Series, pp. 29 and 30. 

f There is a great fancy for writing Arabella, an error which even the author of 
Our Founder does not escape. Another Lady Arbella Fynes was christened at Sem- 
prhigliani in 1G2G. 

1899.] Damages by Troops in Dorchester, 1776. 71 

be^eS; ^s^roTjrr^ti 1 ?' f the ?? ■** 

interest of Lady Arbella e ', f r"" Wanted, doubtless in the 

act. John Endicott is stated to Zt fi ?T ^T' 8 Wi "' but did "ot 
in England, and U n ed^ardlv ts^ , batTth ^ Ske)to ^»-try 
statement was not lost sisht of h„f L!v , these 'negations the 

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adjoining Huntingdonshire or F»tTn™l™ « e P ort h-east of the county, 
inghamshire. The sisterf were connect Zl^S ° n the borc,ers ° f B»2& 
which belonged a BedfordsCe kT4 t f'I?i r ?•' d °" bt ' with the fa ™'y to 
m the century, with hi, p^t^TmLillTo^lfil 1 proc » yi «es, who, later 
ever written. We speak-need it be said? nf l£ « e "^ rema ^able books 
6ras of Samuel Butler. of Slr Samuel Luke and the Hudi- 


FEBRUARY, 1776. 

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writing of No/h Clap, J^SH^A^^^ 

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72 Damages by Troops in Dorchester, 1776. [Jan. 

An House belonging to Hopestill Withington & a Barn 

belonging to D«. & to his brother Joseph 85 

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Widow Ruth Bird's House and Barn 248 __ - 

Oliver Wiswell, House and Barns . 253—0—0 

Widow Mary Foster House Barns &c f — , 

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James Blake * ' 22—10— 

Enoch Wiswell 40__ q q 

Francis Bernard 5 9 q 

Hopestill Withington 34 __ ___ 6 

Joseph Withington 408—11— 8 

Widow Ruth Bird ^ 219 10 

Oliver Wiswall 98 l5 4 

Widow Mary Foster ^ 14 __ q 

Joseph Clark & Obadiah Low 4 6 _10— 

Widow Anna Swift ^ 10 g 

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John Clap « 31___15— 3 

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Paul Hall 7 3 g 

Preserved Baker • g ^3 g 

Josiah Leeds ^ 14 q 

Isiah Leeds ♦ .. 2 18 4 

John Wiswell 7 3 | 

John Goff 7 q . 

John Lowder 28 17 

Aaron Bird 


1899.] Damages by Troops in Dorchester, 1776. 73 

Philip Withington 

George Baker ... * — 6 — 3 

Francis Price ...'.'. 0—16— 3 

Nathaniel Langley . . . . . . 4 — 5 ~~" ° 

Samuel Cox .... & — "^ — 6 

The Estate of William' Holdeii Esq r -,?"" 2"^ ° 

Samuel Holden .... 16—8-0 

John Billings . . . . . . . 1—14— 4 

Ebenezer Maxfield . 6 — 5 ~~" ° 

Josiah Merow ..."." ' °~" 4 — 

John Blackman ....'.' ° — 9 — 

John Champney ... ^ — 5 — 

Alexander Glover . . ^ — *? — 6 

Dr Phinehas Holden & Jonathan Holden '.'.'."' 8~~if~ n 

William Holden . • • . . « — 10 — 

Wid w Sarah Clap Jun r * . ' 2—6—6 

Jot Sffi? N ! thl . Wal6S & ^Baker ./.•.•.• {Jit, J 

Richard Hall ...... 0—12— 4 , 

Samuel Belcher ..." , 3 — 9 — 

Andrew Oliver & Walters' . ' 22—13— 

i Ebenezer Pope 200 — 17 — 6 

Oliver Billings .....'.'. 7—9—9 

Ebenezer Glover . . ' 3 — 2 — 6 

the Estate of the Late Remember Preston' . ' . ' ' ' - n l~-,l~ 2 

oamuel Baker ... ' ' d0 — -^ — 6 

Joseph Beals . . * 3 — 16 — 

! Elijah Pope . .' .'...' . 1 t °— °— 

Jeremiah Hunt . 2 — ° — 

iMajor Thomas Dawes*. 0-12—0 

Edward Preston . 46—15—6 

Deacon Abijah White . . 43—12— 6 

Cap* John Homans 12 ~~~ °— 

P M ar ;™ iams & He ^ Williams'.'.'/ - " ' l~"n~-° 

Caleb Williams .... 4-0-0 

John Minott . 13 — 8 — 

Col. Samuel Pierce . ' ' 1—10— 

Ebenezer Tolman & Jonas Tolmau . ' . ?"~!r"" ° 

Ehsha Tileston Esq r ... 1—15— 

yemmons Lot "■ 2 — 10 — 

Damages done to ihe Town's Houses, fences, '&c. .'.'.' JJZ ?Z 2 


430— — 3 

1479—12— 2 

1058— 0— 9 


670— _9— _3 

4199— 1— 3 

6 I^^~3 

74 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [Jan. 


By Edw. Doubleday Harris, Esq., of New York city. 

The eastern end of Long Island is divided into two long and narrow 
peninsulas by a body of water some forty miles in length, constituting in 
itself a series of connecting bays. The northerly and shorter one of these 
peninsulas is the township of Southold. It has an average width of hardly 
three miles, with an extreme length of twenty-two, being almost surrounded 
by the waters of Long Island Sound and the bays. The township is 
traversed longitudinally by two main roads that enter its bounds from its 
adjoining neighbor on the west, Riverhead, but which merge into one a few 
miles from the eastern extremity of the town. The first settlement by the 
whites (who were of English birth) was in 1639-40, though the town 
records were not commenced in the form in which we now have them until 
1651. The village of Southold is near the south shore, and at about the 
middle of the township in the direction of its length. Here was built the 
first church, and the burying-ground, one of the oldest on the island, was 
by its side, on the south side of the main street. The inscriptions following 
were found there in 1884, and the list includes all then existing that 
antedated 1800.* 

Y e 2pt 17 7 

how ready he was to help all those that were in distrefs 
and tooke delight to feed thee fatherlef s 

In Memory of Mr. Zacheus Goldfmith, who died Jan. 21ft 1795 in the 85th 
year of his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Deborah Goldfmith, wife of M r Zacheus Goldfmith, who 
died Nov 15 AD. 1787, Aged 73 Years. 

22 YEARS 5 Mo & 11 
Y e 1 17 2 4 


Martha y e Wife of Y e BODY OF W . . . 

M r John Reeve REVE WHO D . . . 

who died May 16 th IN THE 49 YEA . 

1762 in the 87 th OF HIS AGE DYED 

Year of her Age APRIL Y e 29 1697 

* Southold is most fortunate in being able to count among its residents the Rev. 
Epher Whitaker, D.D., whose History of the town (1881) is the authority on all mat- 
ters relating to its first century. To his influence, very largely, the student is indebted 
for the existence of the two printed volumes of Town Records, lately issued by the 
public authorities, forming in themselves an invaluable aid in historical and genea- 
logical research. 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



who departed 

this Life April the 

15 th A.D. 1768 Aged 

63 Years 3 M° and 

22 Days 

In Memory of 

M r Samuel Terry 

who departed this 
life Aug 8t y e 13 1762 

Aged 69 Years 
5 Months & 6 days 

In Memory of Benjamin y e Son of Jofhua & Mary Reve he died Oct r 23 d 1772 
Aged 2 Years & 3 M°. 

In Memory of Abigail the Daughter of Jofhua & Mary Reve died Octob 1 " 7 th 
1772 Aged 9 Years. But Jefus called them unto him. 

In Memory of Mary Daughter of Jofhua & Mary Reve died Octob r 8 th 1772 in 
the 7 th Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Ketury Daughter of Jofhua & Mary Reve died Octob 1 " 3 d 1772 
aged 4 Years & 4 M°. 

In Memory of Mary Daughter of Jofhua & Mary Reve died April 1 st 1764 aged 
3 Years. 






17 3 6 

In Memory of 
Mary y e Wife of M r 
John Youngs 
who died Octob r 
17 th A.D. 1764 
Aged 66 Years 

Here lyes y e Body of 

Mary Reeve Daug tr 

of M r Benjamin & 

M rs Deliverance 

Reeve Who Died 

Nov 7 th 1740 Aged 

15 Years 3 Mon s & 14 D s 

In Memory of 

M r William Booth 

Son of Lieu* Co n ftant 

& M rs Mary Booth 

Who died March 12 th 

A.D. 1760 in ye 33 d 

year of his Age 

May Angels guard thy Duft 

TJntill the Meeting of y e Ju/t 


the body of 
Lydia Goldsmith 


John Goldsmith 
& M rs Bethiah his wife 


2 Mo & 11 D 8 DIED 

DECR 27 th 1753 

Here lyes y e Body of 

M rs Elizabeth Reve 

Wife to M r William 

Reve Who Died 

JanT y e 13 th 1738-9 in y e 

40 Year of her Age 

In Memory of 
Mr. John Overton 

who died 

July 20 th AD 1794 

in the 59 th year 

of his age 

My flefh f hall f lumber in 

the ground 
Till the laft trumpet's joyful 

Then bur ft the chains with 

fweet furprife 

And in my Saviour's image 



Memory of 
Mrs. Anne Wells j 

Wife of 

Deae. Fregift Wells, 

who died 

June 15, 1793, 

in the 73 year 

of her age. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Bethiah 

Goldfmith Wife 

of Lieu* John 


who died 

June 21 8 * 1755 

in the 48 th year 

of her age 


Ancient Bur ltd- Grounds of Long Island, [Jan. 

Here lyes y e Body 

of Benjamin Reeve 
Son of M r Benjamin 

& M rs Deliverance 
Reeve Who Died Nov br 

ye 17 1740 Aged 21 
Years 7 Mont 8 " & 25 D s 





DEO FEB Y e 19^ 

17 3 2-3 

In Memory of Enfign 

Benjamin Reevs 

Who Died May y e 18 th 

Old Stile 1752 in ye 
66 th Year of His Age 

In Memory of Jeremiah 

Goldfmith Son of Lieu 1 , 

John & M rs Bethiah 

Goldfmith Died Octo r 

21 st 1753 Aged 5 
Years 6 Mon s 24 D 3 . 

17 2 4 

In Memory of 

Lieu* John 


who died 

Sept r 18 th 1779 

in the 75 th year 

of his age 







Y* 3 1713-4 

Here lieth Interr'cl 

the Body of Major 

John Salmon who 

was Born Novem 1 ' y e 

19 th 1698 & Departed 

this Life July v e 28 th 

1762 in the 64 th 

Year of his Age 

Here lyes Buried 
y e Body of M rs 

Bethiah Steer 

Widdow, Who Died 

Octo br 11 th Anno Dom 1 

1739 in y e 67 th Year 

of Her Age 

Here lies 
Interr'cl the Body 
of M r Amafa Pike 
he Departed this 
life Angn ft ye 24 th 
1756 in ye 28 th year 
of his Age 

Here lies Interr'd 

the Body of M r 

William Salmon 

Who Departed 

this Life May 

the 10 th A.D. 1759 

in the 75 year 

of his Age 

In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Salmon, the Virtuous Wife of Maj r John Salmon, 
who following the Example of her Huf band, gave her eftate to the fupport of 
the Gofpel in this Parifh. She departed this Life April 4 th 1776, Aged 78 Years. 

Here lyes y e Body 

of M rs Hannah 
Salmon, wife to M r 
William Salmon 

Who Died Feb r y 2 d 

1750-1 Aged 67 Years 

5 Months & 5 Days 

Here lyes Buried y e 
Body of y e Widdow 

Sarah Salmon who 

Departed this life 

Nov br 3 rd 1758 in y e 

83 rd Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Jof eph Halliock, Son of M r Jof eph & M rs Abigail Halliock who 
departed this Life May 30 th A.D. 1779, Aged 15 years, 2 months & 15 days. 

In Memory of Jofhua Halliock, Son of M r Jofeph & M rs Abigail Halliock, who 
departed this Life Jan r y 16 th A.D. 1787, Aged 16 years, 10 months & 3 days. 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 11 

In Memory of M r8 Bethiah Halliock, Wife of M r Benjamin Halliock who de- 
parted this Life April 9 th A.D. 1780, Aged 24 years, 5 months & 15 days. 




& 2 Mo & 9 DAYS 

DIED JAN r y Y e 22D 


In Here 

Memory of lies the 

Deacon Body of M rs 

FREEGIFT WELLS Keturah the wife of 

who died Nov br 26 th Mr Thomas wells 

1785 in the 72* Year f he diecl March y e 9* h 

of his Age 1764 in the 2 ° th y ear 

& 15 th of his office. of her A £ e - 
True peace with God & me he ere pur- 

fued Mar y the 

He fought the Church's weal his neigh- Daughter of M* 

bor's good, Fregift and M™ 

The loving parent & to Chrift a Friend, Anna Wells died 

Serene in Life & peaceful was his End Jlll y y e 8th 1753 

Aged 1 year & 5 M*. 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Mary ann Daugh r Jonathan H. Son 

of Jonathan & of Jonathan & 

Alethea Tuthili Anne Tuthill 

who died who died 

Auguft 24^ 1794 Dec' 19 th 1785 

aged 8 years aged 6 years, 1 

& 14 clays. month & 1 day. 

In Memory of Henry, Son of Jonathan & Alethea Tuthill, who died Auguft 
16 th , 1785, aged 1 year & 5 mouths. 

In Memory of Near Here Lyes The Body of 

JOSHUA WELLS Mr William Wells The Oldest 

who died February $™ °1 William Wells, Esq* 

6* 1787 ln the Who Departed This Life In 

44 Year of his October 1696 Aged About 

Affe> 37 Years. 

Wells of Sovth hold gen t Jvstice of Y e peace & FiRSt 

J^ • Yea Here Hee Lies who speak eth yet though dead ^ 

^ on winGs of Faith his soule to Heauen is fled J3 

* z 

° § 

>h His pious Deedes And charity was svch 

A 2 

o w 

w That of His praise no pen can write too much ^ 


j§ as was His Life so was His bleft Deceafe g 

3 » 

^ Hee Liud in Loue And sweetly dyd in peace ^ 

« a 

29 a30Y TZ9T m£T HAOtf 5LH1 SIHX a 3:XHVcia:a OHM. aKVTrSJ ONX)^ MOJA 



Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

I tavid Son of 
Doc' David & 
M ls Lydia Conk- 
Ling who died 
Jan* 20 th 1779 in 
the 2 (l Year of 
his Age. 

Here lyes y c Body of 
M r Samuel Windes 

Who died Nov br 25 th 
1739 Aged 56 Years 
6 Months & 20 Day 8 . 

here lies the body 
of m™ Mary Wiggins 


John Wiggins Jun f 


LIFE JULY Y e 3r> 


AGED 21 YEARS & 7 M°. 



17 4 

In Memory of 

M rs Alethea y e 

wife of M r Nath 11 

Overton who 

died Dec e mber 

ye 24 th 1753 in 

ye 44th y ear 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

Dec n James Cor w in 

who died 

June 24 th 1796 

aged 55 years 

In Memory of M r 
Lazrns Horton 
who died Sep 4 

9* h 1764 

in the 40 th year 

of his Age 

In Memory of MEHETABLE 

Sawyer Conf ort of Moses 

Sawyer & Daug tr of M r Jonathan 

& M rs Mary Horton who 

Died April y e 21 s * 1751 Aged 
19 Years 1 Month & 25 Days 
Behold all you who do pafs by 
As you are now fo once iuas I 
As I am now fo you muft be 
Prepare for death and follow me 



















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1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

David Son 

of Jof eph & 


Horton he 

died Sep* 1 " 

7 th 1772 in 

the 9 th Year 

of his Age 

Daughter of 

Lazarus & 

Anna Horton 

died July 9 th 1773 

in her 16 th Year. 

In Memory of 

M r Daniel Tuthill 

who died Nov r 18 th 

1768 in the 57 th 

year or his Age 
Children and friends 
Come view my Grave 
receive God's Chrift 

& heaven have. 

Daniel Tuttle 

or &c. Aged 13 Years 

Lacking 3 Months & 

2 Days as it is faid 

Died Sept r 8 th 1752. 


TO M r DANIEL & M rs 



1738 AGED 8 
WEEKS & 5 D 8 . 

In Memory of M rs 

Mehetable Tuthill 

Wife of M r Daniel 

Tuthill who died 

Nov 27 th 1788 

Aged 73 Years 

Our age to Seventy 

Years is fet 
How fhort the term 
how frail the state 

In Memory of Cap* 

Barnabas Horton 

who departed this 

Life April 17 th 

AD. 1787 

Aged 61 years 

& 6 months 

In Memory of M™ 

Mehetabel Horton 

the Virtuous 

Wife of Cap 1 

Benjamin Horton 

who departed this 

Life Oct* 16 th 

AD 1787 Aged 

25 years 1 month 

& 14 days 


Memory of 

Anna, daugh r of 

Capt. Barnabas & 

Susanna Horton 

who died 

April 1781 

aged 22 years 

In Memory of Rhoda, Daughter of Jonathan & Alethea Tuthill, who died 
Dec r 4 th 1790, aged 9 years, 9 months & 3 days. 

HORTON AGED 8 M° & 26 DAYES DECd MARCH Y e 27 th 1722. Here lyes 
her body in the duft to be raifd at y e Resurection of y e Juft. 


& M rs Anna Haughton died dec r 3d 1753 aged 13 years 1 M° & 

10 D B . 

Deacon James Horton 
who died May y e 16 th 

A.D. 1762 in the 
68 th Year of his Age. 

Intomb'd beneath this ponderous heavy Load 
Lies the Man who lov'd & fear'd the Lord 
A 1 1 nf band dear, a Father ever kind; 
To Minifters a clofe and eonftant Friend. 
Sober. Ularaelefs to Charity Lnclin'd 
Meriting well of All he left behind 

80 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [Jan. 





1 Mo & 14 D s 


17 6 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

M rs Anna Horton MEHETABEL ye Wife 

W d ° of Deac" of WILLIAM HORTON 

James Horton She died March y e 

who departed this 21 st 1772 in the 

Life March 8 th 62^ Year of her Age 

AD. 1783 Aged She was kind to all a 

82 years 2 months Friend to all & belov'd 

& 6 days of all 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Dea c M rs Patience 

William Horton Horton Wife of M r 

who died Sept £6 William Horton 

1788 in the 80 th who died June 27 th 

Year of his 1786 in the 47 th 

Age Year of her age 








o g 







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H HEBREWS H & Y e 4 £5 


H .4Z/b at his feet lie the remains of his youngest &5 

son trj 



h3 Jonathan Horton 



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H Zfte ^rs£ Captain of Cavalry 

H z?z ^e County of Suffolk 

O He died Feb. 23 AD. 1707. M. 60. 

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1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, 81 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Mr. M p : s Susanna 

Sylvester t 'TTAn^Ti^mTT 

L'Hommedieu L HOMMEDIEU 
who departed this who died Feb? 

Life March 9, 1788 10th im in 

in the 86 th Year the 26 Year of 

of his Age her A S e 




16 th 17 2 

IN Y e 36 th YEAR 



11 years & i m°. Also Azubah Case died Nov r Y e 12* 1753 
aged 6 years & 8 m°. son & dau r of m r wllliam & m rs anna 

In Memory of Francis, son of Matthias & Julia Case; who died Nov. 18, 1799 
2E 2 years & 4 days 


Case died Jan 1 " 7 . 29 th 1755 aged 4 years 11 months & 22 d s . 

Mary the Daughter of Mofes & Mary Cafe died May 7 th 1764 Aged 9 Years 5 
Mo & 27 Days 

Martha the Daughter of Mofes and Mary Cafe died May 17 th 1764 Aged 2 
Years 8 M° & 25 Days 

In Memory of M rs Mary Cafe Wife of L* Mofes Case who died Jan r y 21 st AD. 
1783 in the 56 th year of her Age 

In Memory of M rs 

Bethiah Vail wife to 
M R Jeremiah Yail 

Who Died July y« 26 th 
1753 Aged 22 Years 
7 Months & 22 Days 

[On three sides of a modern white marble monument.] 

In Memory of philemon dickerson, or Dickinson, who with 
his brothers nathaniel and john dickinson, emigrated 
from england and landed in massachusetts in 1638. he 
was admitted a freeman of the town of salem in 1641, and 
removed to southhold l.i. in 1646, where he died in 1672 aged 
about 74 years, leaving two sons, thomas and peter. 

In Memory of peter dickerson who was born in 1648 & died 


In Memory of thomas dickerson who died in the year 1724 
aged about 53 years leaving four sons, thomas, joshua, 
daniel & peter, all of whom removed to morris county, 
state of new jersey about the year 1745. 

Here lyes y e Body Here lyes y e Body 

of Abigail Windes of Abner Windes 

Dau tr of M r Samu el Son of M r Samuel 

Windes Who Died Windes Who Died 

Nov bl ' 21 st 1739 Aged Nov br 20* h 1739 Aged 

13 Years & 28 Days 19 Years 10 M° & 7 D s . 


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Pedigree of Yale, 83 


Communicated by Chas. Hervey Townshend, of "Raynham," New Haven, Conn. 

During my wanderings the past summer through England and Wales, at 
the Probate Court, Chester, I obtained copies of wills of my ancestors, the 
Tales and Lloyds, and made a visit to Water-Gate-Street, to Bishop George 
Lloyd's palace built in 1615. He was appointed to the See of Chester iu 
1605, and died in the 55th year of his age, August 1st, 1615. 

In the church of St. Werbarges is an alabaster stone which once bore a 
plate, that some vandal has carried off, on which was inscribed the burial 
of this Lord Bishop Lloyd, and I was fortunate enough to secure an Eng- 
lish translation of the Latin inscription as copied: 

"An untimely death has shut up in this Tomb the heart of George Lloyd 
whose memory is recorded in Chester, Who w r as by race a Welshman, Educated 
at Cambridge, a Doctor of Theology and a leader of Theologians. He directed 
and benefited the Bishopric of Socler and Man, presiding over it for a term of 
five years. His mother England recalled her Son and deemed him Worthy to 
possess the Bishopric of Chester where Eleven Seasons having passed away — 
not without storms of trouble ; he died lamented and worthy to be lamented in 
the fifty-fifth year of his age and on the first day of the month of August 1615. 
Neither was there shame in his life nor shame in his death." 

At the east end towards the south side of the same Quire, on a brass 
plate is mentioned the burial of a famous civilian, Dr. John Lloyd, LL.D. 

" Here lies John Lloyd a Cambritriton Doctor of Laws, for forty years advo- 
cate in the Canterbury Court of Arches, London ; together with Elizabeth his 
most beloved wife : daughter of Thomas Piggot of Dodders-hall in the County 
of Bucks. An Esquire of ancient nobility and together with their niece Eliza- 
beth, and their daughter Francisca wife of David Yale, Doctor of Laws. The 
said wife Elizabeth died the 12th December 1590. The niece Elizabeth died 4th 
October 1591. The aforesaid John lived 74 years devoted towards God, just 
toward all men. To whomsoever he could he did good. He injured no one. 
At length he entered upon the way of all flesh 20 February 1607 English style." 

Another Brass to Thomas Shedey, Chaplain to the Lord Bishop George 
Lloyd. Died 9th Feb. 1617. 

At Wrexham, Wales, I was most enjoyably entertained by Mr. Alfred 
Neobold Palmer, F.C.S., author of the most interesting and valuable his- 
tories of the Town and Parish of Wrexham. The history of the parish 
church of Wrexham, " one of the four wonders of Wales," in the chancel 
of which are tablets to the Yale family, and in the churchyard the monu- 
ment to Elihu Yale lately restored by the corporation of Yale College in 
grateful remembrance for his timely aid with money and other values. It 
is said he left a will bequeathing money to the college which bore his name 
at the time of his death, July 172.1, but as it was not executed his son in 
law objected to the bequest and it was never paid. To Mr. Palmer I now 
give thanks for his truly English hospitality, not only at his house beauti- 
fully situated, but for a lovely excursion to Plas Grono, a property near 
Wrexham purchased by Elihu Yale soon after his return from India. The 
site of the mansion house is now occupied by a farm house, but the kitchen 
garden surrounded by a wall built by Governor Yale is extant. My brief 
visit of a few hours at Wrexham prevented an excursion to Plas y n Yale, 
the seat of the Yale family for centuries. 

84 Richard Tucker of Machegonne, Me. [Jan. 


By Charles Edward Banks, M.D., of Washington, D. C. 

The history of Portland, Maine, under English occupation, be- 
gins with the arrival of George Cleeves and Richard Tucker on the 
neck of land then called in the Indian tongue Machegonne, imme- 
diately after their ejection from their Spurwink (Scarborough) pos- 
sessions, in the latter part of 1632, and from that time forth the 
senior partner occupies the front of the stage with his political 
machinations and personal quarrels, to the exclusion of Tucker, 
who was joint owner and should be joint recipient of the honors ac- 
corded to his noisome ally as the father of the metropolis of Maine. 
This brief paper is designed to add some facts to our knowledge of 
the man who helped to found the city. 

When Sir Ferdinando Gorges granted to Cleeves and Tucker the 
tract of land which included Machegonne neck, January 27, 1 636-7, 
he provided that it was " now and forever from henceforth to be 
called or known by the name of Stogummor," and while the new 
title failed to stick forever it furnished later a clue to the gentleman 
who has done so much for the history of Maine ; and during a visit 
to England the parish registers of Stogumber, a little coast town in 
Somersetshire, he found in the church of St. Mary's the record of 
the baptism of a Richard Tucker, January 22, 1594. (Baxter, 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges, i. 175.) This entry seems more than a co- 
incidence and approaches a reasonable probability that it is the record 
of the christening of Portland's first settler, and its acceptance as 
such places him at the age of 39 when he hewed down the first trees 
on Machigonne neck to build himself and partner a home. The 
deed of Gorges describes Tucker as a " gentleman " and Cleeves as 
an "esquire," nominal distinctions which Sir Ferdinando and his 
attorney who drew the document well understood at that time, and 
it is apparent that Cleeves always acted towards his partner as a 
ranking official to a subordinate. Rev. Thomas Jenner, the pastor 
of Saco, writing to AVinthrop, April 6, 1646, discloses this relation 
of ff esquire " to " gentleman " in the following statement : " I have 
lately been earnestly solicited by one Mrs. Tucker an intimate friend 
of mine, & an approved godly woman, that I would writ unto your 
worship: that in case Mr. Cleave & her husband (Mr. Tucker) 
shall happen shortly to have recourse to your selfe to end some mat- 
ters of difference betweene them, now at their departure each from 
other, thai yon would be pleased, as much as in you lye, not to suf- 
fer Mr. Cleave to wrong her husband, for though her husband hath 
ben as it were a servant hitherto for Mr. (leave, yet now at their 

.899.] Richard Tucker of 31achegonne 9 Me. 85 

aaking up of accounts, Mr. Cleave by his subtill head brings in 
Jr. Tucker 100 £. debtor to him." (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 362.) 
It will be interesting to inquire at this point for the identification 
•f :r Mrs. Tucker " who appealed to Winthrop to protect her hus- 
•and against the man who had shared the loneliness of the cabin on 
lie neck for so many years, this partner George Cleaves Esquire, 
rhom Governor Edward Winslow declared to be one of the " ar- 
antest known knaves that ever trod on New English shores " ; 
rhom Governor Richard Vines described as " a firebrand of destruc- 
ion," and whom Gorges himself found guilty of " misreports " and 
wrongs" towards the officials of the Province. The historian of 
\>rtland makes no statement concerning the wife of Richard Tuck- 
r, beyond giving her Christian name, Margaret (Willis, Portland, 
8), but there is in the manuscript collection left by him, and now in 
he Public Library of that city, a chance statement that she was one 
f the daughters of George Cleeves. (Willis MSS. N. 134.) In 
he absence of any other theory this has been tentatively entertained 
b a possibility, but that it need not further be considered as proba- 
•le will be clear from the following facts : — After his separation 
vitli Cleaves he removed to Portsmouth, N. H., with his wife and 
Eunily, and died there between 1677 and 1680. The joint landed 
aterest was maintained, however, for as late as 1662 Tucker's con- 
ent was required to a conveyance from Cleeves. In 1681 Mrs. Mar- 
garet Tucker, widow of Richard, conveyed to Nicholas Hodge, her 
Tandson, certain land in Falmouth, now Portland (Willis MSS. 
I. 261), and in 1742 Nicholas Hodge, Jr., of Salisbury, calling 
imself "the only representative which the said Richard Tucker now 
iath," conveyed to Phineas Jones, his brother-in-law, the reversion 
f 100 acres on Falmouth neck. (Ibid, p. 106.) Nicholas Hodge, 
enior, had married the daughter of Richard Tucker, as appears by 
he following instruments: "Nicholas Hodge of Rye, fisherman 
nd his wife Seaborn Hodge daughter and only surviving Heir of 
lie hard Tucker formerly of Falmouth but latterly of Rye," con- 
eyed August 4, 1735, to their dutiful son Michael Hodge of Salis- 
bury their interest in the property of Richard Tucker at Falmouth. 
Rockingham Deeds, xxi. 117.) On May 23, 1739, the said Mi- 
hael Hodge, "son of Nicholas Hodge of Rye, N. II., yeoman and 
Seaborn his wife" conveyed to John Smith of Boston, his right, 
itlc and interest to such land in Falmouth "as did of right belong 
I appertain unto Richard Tucker, heretofore of Falmouth but af- 
erward of Rye aforesaid, husbandman or Gent, deceased & which 
be said Richard Tucker by deed gave & granted to my said mother 
>eabourn Hodge." (York Deeds, xxii. 10<s.) These papers clearly 
Btablish the marriage of Nicholas Hodge to Seaborn, daughter of 
tichard and Margaret Tucker, and the recital of* this connection 
taa been necessary to prepare the foundation for the identification 
>f Margaret the wife of Richard. This can now be made from 

86 Richard Tucker of Machegonne, Me. [Jan. 

the following entry in the Book of Eastern Land Claims : Capt. 
John TTentworth claims by a deed in behalf of Nicholas Hodge of 
New Castle a tract of land in the Kennebec region at Arrowsic for- 
merly belonging to Nicholas Raynall " who was grandfather to the 
s d Hodges wife." (126, 127.) Margaret, wife of Richard Tucker, 
beino- mother of Seaborn Hodges, must therefore have been Marga- 
ret Raynell, daughter of Colonel Nicholas Raynell of Arrowsic, 
"the First Justis made in those parts," as stated by Captain Nicho- 
las Manning. (Cushman, Sheepscot, 41.) 
This chart will illustrate the situation briefly. 
Richard Tucker=Margaret Reynell, 

bapt. 22 Jan. 1594 ; 
d. about 1680. 

dau. of Col. Nicholas 
of Arrowsic. 

Seaborn Tucker=Nicholas Hodge. 
" only surviving heir" 
in 1735. 

I I I 

Michael Hodge, Anne Hodge, Nicholas Hodge, 

mariner, married of Salisbury, 

of Salisbury, 1739; Phineas Jones, 

m. Joanna 

Mrs. Margaret (Reynell) Tucker was living in 1693 and at that 
time had the third seat in the meeting-house in Portsmouth. (Brew- 
ster, Rambles ii. 67.) Her father was a prominent man in the 
Eastern settlements of Maine, and was appointed a commissioner 
for Sheepscot in 1665 and a Justice of the Peace in 1666-7, hav- 
ing taken up a tract of land by purchase in 1666 from the Indians. 
(York Deeds, xviii. 82.) Similarity of names is not always a saft 
basis for identification, but for the purposes of record I will not* 
here the fact that in the Visitation of Leicestershire, 1619, there is I 
pedigree of Reynell of Malston, and the third son of Edmund Rey- 
nell (obit 1609) and his wife Ann Hatch is Nicholas whose wife 
was Mary Lockington. (Harl. Soc. ii. 156.) In the "Globe,' 
sailing from London August 7, 1635, for " Virginia, " came Nich 
Remolds aged 38 and Margaret aged 23 years. (Hotten, 120. 
These items may rest for future investigation. 

Through his only daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Michael Met 
ton, the senior partner George Cleaves transmitted to a numerous 
progeny the blood that flowed in his veins, and in like manne: 
through the marriage of Seaborn Tucker to Nicholas Hodge thert 
are many descendants who can claim descent from the junior part 
ner, who, though less of a turbulent and notorious character, ye 
shares the honor of Cleaves as the first settler of Portland. Michae 
Hodge of Salisbury, by wife Joanna had Anne, who married 1st 
Phineas Jones, and 2d, Jabez Fox. By her first husband Ann- 
Hodge was the mother of Hannah, Lucy and Anne Jones ; Han 
nah married Col. John Waite of Falmouth ; Lucy married Rev 

1899.] Reverend John Norton of Middletown. 87 

Thomas Smith, son of the famous "Parson" Smith of Falmouth 
and Anne marned Richard Codman of the same place. Bv her 
second husband Anne Hodge was the mother of John and Mary 
box. John Fox marned and left a numerous progeny, and Mary 
Fox marned Edward Oxnard, from whom descend man) of the o d 
famdies of Portland. (Willis. Portland 378 RftA sis 
Maine Wills, 481, 832.) rortlanu . 378, 804, 815, comp. 


By Zoeth S. Eldredge, of San Francisco, Cal. 

third /r^PM™^' £ Branf ° rd ' Conn '> is believed to ^ve been the 
third _spn of R,chard Norton, of London, and Ellen Rowley hb w >fe 
but this, however, remains to be proven. The name of John NoTton 
appears on the first page of the Branford town records. He married fist 

f,™ ; — ;> who dl ed m Branford, Nov. 6, 1657; and third Eliza 

beth Clark, who died in Farmington in 1702. He removed to Fa Sit 
Conn., about 16o9, and his name appears on record as one of the eilhtvl 

! NovXlTol T " the firSt diVi8i0n ° f knd - He died in Fa'mingS, 
Children, by first wife, Dorothy, all born in Branford: 

i. Elizabeth, 2 b. about 1645; m. John Plumb, of Milford 
_n. Hannah, b. about 1616 ; m. Samuel North, of Farminoton 
m. Dorothy, b. March 1, 1649._ 
• iv. John, b. March 21, 1651 ; d. Jau. 15, 1657. 
Child, Jry second wife, Elizabeth, born in Branford 
£5 v. J^hb, b. Oct. 14, 1657/\ ' 
Children, by third wife, Elizabeth Clark: 

vi. Samuel, bap. in Farmington, May 13, 1659- d An<r so ifisa 
vn. Thomas, b. in Farmington, 166 f m.' Hannah Eos?.' ' 
John 2 Norton (John 1 ), born in Branford, "- r 11, {cftf* died ; n 
Farmington, April 25, 1725; married in Karafn^Rnth, daugh- 

Si and 1682. "' ^ ™ ***** ^ Farmi "S t0 " 5 " 16 ^ 
Children, born in Farmington : 

i. Ruth,* b. about 1675; m. Thomas Seymour, of Hartford 
n. Elizabeth, m. Samuel Catlin, of Hartford ±iamord - 

iv' Jo A hn' b" 1684 VX Elizabeth Gal P in > of Hartford. 

vL ^^r^f^^^ ^ * m ' »' ^™ Boltwood. 
vii. Hannah, b. 1692; m* John Pratt, of Hartford 
viii. Dorcas, b. 1695; m. Joseph Bird, of Litchfield 
ix. Thomas, b. 1697; m. Elizabeth Macon. 
x. Ebenezer, m. Sarah Savage. 

^h^uTLt*//^' bOTn iD F™^ 1C84; died in same 
place, 17o0, married in Farmington, May 6, 1708, Anne, daughter 






iOJ,<}00 i 



Beverend John Norton of Middletoim. [Jan. 

j x?v \,Mh rfSmittO Thompson, born in Farmington, 
°J ; r Tu89 H er fed \SrtL Tho'mps'on, was born in 1651 
Feb. 10, 1689. Hei w « > E l iza beth Smith, he married 

and after the death of h» Jjt^^ ^ ^.^ ^ . 

Abigail —• ^ ' " • ' d the brain causing his death 

of shears at hun^the pom £»e ^ m ^^ t0 ^ 

in a few days. Ab 'S*l ™? the soutence was executed. While 

EnZ^lnnTeires^^daughter of Thomas Welies, 

Q 7r»i2 1 ^Sa < 8S'*» Norton, and John Norton 3d. 

Children, born in Farmington : 
i. Gideon, 4 b. Jan. 12, 1709; d. 1718. ^ Rebecca Munson. 

£ S^^W^^ Thompson. 
^ S, b. Jan." £ "18 ; m. JudaH Hart, of New Britain. 
^ ton, b. Feb 19, 1720 
vii. Bogbe, b. Jtochl5, WA ah Burntami of Kensington. 

5" 5SS. t«^^^^|^««5« rfH « i ? rt - 

S Eu!I, b. March 28, 1788; d. April 9, 1732. 

™i Thankful, b. Jan. 28, 17<J4. , 

xm. Ihankf • rnhn *j ohn i) was born in Kensington Society 

John 4 Norton {John, John Jo hn , w ^ . q 

(now Berlin), in the n %^ h ^778 a victim to' the small pox. 
East Hampton, Conn, Marcn, , theolog y and was 

He wasgraduated fromYale CoUegein , ^ ^ ^^ at 

ordained Nov. 25, 1741 (at ^ertiem;, i Massachusetts. 

Falltown (now Bernardston) on^north«rn bo ^ ^ ^^ 

He remained in charge of this cnurcu _io ^ ^ 

ing out of the nve years French -d Indian w* ^ ^ ^ 
settlement, strugg hug for « iste nee, p ^ ^ m5 he 

of the savages, with difficulty W'** ^ 

severed his connection with _* ^church P Ma8sachu8et ts, built 

lain to the three forts, Shirley, reii tl) . western boundary 

by the ^^iZoZTCloZ^Z the incursions of the 

s^»*^^* fi^^--*« to their 

lle r dS ' a t U 1746 the chaplain left Fort Shirley in company 
On August 14, l/4b, tec f fourtee „ soldiers, and went to 
with the surgeon, Dr. Will a ms, ^and .«m Massachusetts where 

FortFelbam, and on the following M to _bou ^^ ^ 

be expected to -main about a month 1 ^^ ft a 

the Hoosac river in what , now^e Qne ^^ 

wooden enclosure formed of *qnarert log ^^ & 

and interlocked at the angles, ^"^underpinning." A block 

1899.] Reverend John Norton of Middletown. 89 

other buildings in the enclosure, and one — a large log house on the 
south side — overlooked the outer wall and was probably loopholed 
for musketry. The commander of the fort, Captain Ephraim Wil- 
liams (founder of Williams College), with a large portion of his 
force, had gone to take part in the proposed invasion of Canada, leav- 
ing Sergeant John Hawks in charge of the fort. On Saturday, August 
16th, Hawks sent Dr. Williams to Deerfield with a detachment of 
fourteen men to get a supply of powder and lead. This reduced 
the entire force, including Hawks himself and Norton the chap- 
lain, to twenty-two men, half of whom were disabled with dysentery 
from which few of the rest were entirely free.* There were also in 
the fort three women and five children. 

On July 23, 1746 (old style), Rigaud de Vaudreuil, town major 
of Three Rivers, left Montreal with a fleet of canoes carrying a 
large war party. Their objective point was Fort Frederic (Crown 
Point), which was threatened by the English. Rigaud reached Fort 
Frederic on the first of August, and in a few days received a rein- 
forcement of sixty Frenchmen and a band of Indians commanded 
by the elder of the brothers Du Muy. They had just returned from 
an incursion towards Albany, and reported that all was quiet in that 
direction and that Fort Frederic was in no danger. This left Rigaud 
free to take the offensive. The question was, where to strike. The 
Indians held a number of councils and decided upon nothing. 
Rigaud made them a speech and giving them a wampum belt told 
them he meant to attack Corlaer (Schenectady). At first this 
pleased them, and then they changed their minds. Saratoga was 
proposed, but finally at the suggestion of some of the Indians they 
decided on Fort Massachusetts. Leaving the canoes at East Bay, 
just north of the present town of Whitehall, in charge of a guard, 
they proceeded southward on foot along the base of Skene moun- 
tain. The force numbered about seven hundred men, of whom five 
hundred were French and two hundred were Indians. They reached 
Fort Massachusetts between eight and nine o'clock on the morning 
of August 19th. Rigaud had planned a night attack, but was 
thwarted by the impetuosity of the young Indians and Canadians, 
who became so excited at the first glimpse of the watch tower of the 
fort that they dashed forward, firing their guns and yelling. They 
prudently kept themselves out of reach of the guns of the defenders, 
however, and surrounding the fort they sheltered themselves behind 
stumps and opened a distant and harmless fire, accompanied by 
unearthly yells and howlings. The situation of the little garrison 
was now a perilous one indeed. Beset by sixty times their effective 
force and nothing but a log fence between them and the enemy. 
The men were armed with smooth bore hunting pieces, but so short 
of ammunition were they that Hawks was obliged to order them to 
fire only when necessary to hold the enemy in check. Yet so stout 
was their defence and so effective their fire, that the assailants made 
no attempt to carry the fort by assault. Norton writes, " about this 
time we saw several fall to rise no more." Among those who fell 
was the chief of the St. Francis Indians, shot through the breast by 
Sergt. Hawks. Rigaud, the French commander, ventured too near 

* "Lord's day and Monday (Aug. 17 & 18). The sickness was very distressing 
. . . Eleven of our men were sick and scarcely one of us in perfect health ; almost 
every man was troubled with the griping & flux. — Norton. The Redeemed Captive* 

90 Reverend John Norton of Middle town. [ an§ 

the fort and received a shot in the arm which sent him to the ear. 
In addition to the Indian killed by Hawks, Rigaud reports si een 
Indians and Frenchmen wonndt-d, " which, under the eircumsta es," 
says Parkman. " was good execution for ten farmers and a .nis- 
ter; for Chaplain Norton loaded and lired with the rest."* 

All that day until nine in the evening the enemy continued heir 
firing and yelling, and then placing a line roui the 

fort to prevent messengers from ig the alarm to Alb;yor 

Deerfield, they withdrew to pre] r a night attack. 1 was 

Rigaud's intention to open tn to the foot of the wall lace 

fagots against it. set them on fire and deliver the fort a prey the 
fury of the flames; but a ra 2 lie determined to w; till 


Hawks filled all his tabs and pails with water and posted h men 
to repel an assault Two men had been wounded, thus farther duo- 
ing his effective force. Throughout the night they kept the itch, 
the enemy frequently ra their hideous bout 

to attack. 

The firing was quickly 1 in the d _. but no ;i. i mpt 

was mad< ! d o'ch one 

of the men in the watch I : was shot t.ough 

the bead. 'I he nui 

including the chapli I I t an Indii with 

a Hag dt u uce to Bay 1 By. H ut( to it, 

and he with Norton and one oi tv. com- 

mander outside the gate, lv m j of pitu- 

lation. I law ka i w i his 

companions returned into tl of < ence. 

He found that they had 1 four pounds ofpow<raod 

about as much l< v - .1 and guance. 

u lla<l \\c all l'» hi in lu alth i ht of 

us that were in health, I uld u ingly 

have Bb od .: • d( I 1 uld," wris the 

manful chaplain. I md wounded tin-re w e the 

three women and five cbil< I. It the foi were 

taken by assault these would ui awka 

determined thei uld. gaud 

agreed to the condil der sul bi< were 

in brief — that all in tl. ted with hum: ty as 

prisioners oi war and « ■ _ pportunity, a that 

none of them Bhould 1" [ndiai ». Al three o'cl k the 

gates were opened, th< '1 to the rench 

camp, the and burned to the oimd. 

Notwithstand g ud delivered a portionf his 

prisoners to the ! ,\ porous otest. 

The captives were well Rig id having gin the 

Indians pr< to induce them to treat their prisoners with inian- 

ity. The retreat began tin the force maichi back 

as they had come. Tiny moved Blowly, encumbered as th were 
with the sick and wounded. 

The wife of one of the soldi hn Smeed, was taken i labor. 

Some of the French made i for her to sit upon and car id her 

* A Half-Century of Conflict, U. 240 (Charnplain ed.). 

JReverend John Norton of Middletown. 


into camp whore about ten o'clock that night " she was graciously 
delivered of a daughter and was remarkably well. * * * Friday: 

this morning I baptized John Smeed's child. lie called it's name 
Captirity." The French made a litter of poles, spread over it a 
deer skin and a hear skin on which they placed the mother and child 
and so carried them forward. 

The march waa long and dreary. The prisoners were kindly 
reatt'd by tin- victors, some of whom were sorely wounded, and 
Four Indians died within a few days. In due time they reached 
Quebec, and in course <>i a year those who remained alive were 
exchanged and returned t<> New England. Mrs. Smeed and her 
nfant daughter. Captivity, died in Canada. 

Mr. Norton reached Boston, Aug. 16, 1747, where he was received 

md entertained by Col. Winslow. lie published his "Redeemed 

'aptive" in 1 7 1 -S in Boston. Copies of it are very rare. Drake 

a his " Particular History of the Five Years French and Indian 

-Var," prints it verbatim. 

Dining his captivity his wife and children continued to reside at 
'ort Shirlej and just about the time of his return to Boston his 
ttle daughter, Anna, died at the fort and was buried in a field a little 
> the west of it. The stone which marked her grave is now pre- 
■rved in the museum of Williams College. His wife applied to 
ie Massachusetts government for the wages due him as chaplain 
id at one time received one pound sixteen -hillings and six pence 
ien due. In October, 17 17, the Connecticut Assembly appropriated 
ie hundred pounds to be paid him in consideration of his services 
id loss and damage, aial in February, 174-S, the Massachusetts 
►vernment allowed him £37. LOs. for his services as chaplain to the 
isoners while in captivity in Canada. 

On Nov. 30, 1748, he was Bettled minister in the parish of East 
imp ton, in Middletown, Conn., which position he held for thirty 
ars to the time of his death. 

In August, L755, he was appointed chaplain to the forces sent by 
mnecticut against Crown Point. In March, 1756, he was again 
pointed chaplain to the forces sent against Crown Point, and in 
irch, 17(H), lie was appointed chaplain of the Third Connecticut 
•giment in the expedition against Canada, in the campaign which 
ulted in the capitulation of Vaudreuil by which Canada passed 
the British crown. 

John Norton was married in Springfield, Mass., August 28, 1738, 
Eunice, daughter of Luke and Elizabeth (Walker) Hitchcock. 
3 was born in Springiield, March 2, 1712/3, and died in East 
mpton, May 27, 1790. 
The children of Rev. John Norton, sp far as known, were: 







d. Jan. 2, 1810; ra. Dea. James Bill. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec, 1740; d. May 18, 1770; m. Nathaniel Clark. 
ohn, b. 17l;3; d. May 11, 1808; ra. Eciey Clark. 
-Nxa, d. Aug., 1717. at Fort Shirley. 

acob, b. Dec. 15, 1748; d. on prisou-ship iu New York, Revolution- 
ary war. 
vi lias, 1). Oct. 21, 1750; d. Nov. 5, 1750. 
vii nne, b. March 20, 1752. 
viii. unice, b. Oct. 23, 1754; d. Oct. 12, 1845. 
ix. lias, b. Oct. 23, 1754; d. 1825. 

92 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [Jan. 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable George Frisbie Hoar. 
By Henry S. Nourse, of Lancaster, Mass.* 

The family of Hoar, in English records generally written Hore 
or Hoare, from very ancient days had its representatives in several 
of the counties of England and in Ireland. Sometimes the name 
appears with the adjective le affixed. Between the years 1300 and 
1700 thirteen members of Parliament from six different counties 
bore the name. English antiquaries who have made long and intel- 
ligent study of the family genealogy unite in favoring the supposition 
that the founder of the race was one Robej^JtTore who, about 1330, 
married the heiress of Forde of Chagford in Devonshire. In the 
Heraldic Visitation for the county of Devon, taken in 1620, and to 
be found in the Harleian MS. in the British Museum, the pedigree 
begins with the third Robert Hore, about 1360. This Robert mar- 
ried the heiress of Rowland de Risford of the parish of Chagford. 
The learned biographer of the famous London branch of the family, 
Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart., in his sumptuous volume "Pedigrees 
and Memoirs of the Families of Hore and Hoare of the Counties 
of Devon, Bucks, Middlesex, Surrey, Wilts and Essex, 1819," 
acknowledged his failure to discover a continuous pedigree from 
Robert of Risford, and bases his belief in this origin of the family 
chiefly upon the identity of the coat of arms uniformly used by all 
bearing the name ; to wit : " Sable an eagle displayed, with two 
necks with a border ingrailed, argent." One antiquary has sug- 
gested a German origin to the family and calls attention to the 
similarity between the arms of the city of Frankfort-on-the-Main 
and those used in the Hoare family in England. 

Captain Edward Hoare in his book, printed at London in 1883, 
entitled " Early History and Genealogy of the Families of Hore 
and Hoare," is much more positive in his assertions respecting this 
line of descent from Robert of Risford, but is unable to give the 
authority of records to vouch for his conclusions ; and the many 
grave inaccuracies of his appendix, wherein he essays a pedigree 
of the American branch of the Hoar family, tend to encourage dis- 
trust in his infallibility when he discourses of matters much more 

* To the indefatigable researches of an accomplished local antiquary, H. Y. J. Tay- 
lor, these pages are indebted for most of the genealogical matter relating to Gloucester 
and vicinity. 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 93 

The defective condition or total loss of many early parish regis- 
ters, and the defacement and destruction by damp or careless keeping 
of many early wills, make it highly improbable that the assumed 
connection between the Hore families of Devonshire and Glouces- 
tershire will be discovered ; and from the city of Gloucester the 
mother of the American branch of the family, Joanna (Hinksman) 
Hoare, came, in 1640, to Massachusetts. The frequent choice of 
the same baptismal names, and the use of the same heraldic device 
by both the Devon and the Gloucester branches are the only signi- 
ficant facts found of record. Unfortunately there is no pedigree 
attached to the "Visitation of the County of Gloucester," by Robert 
Cooke Clarencieux, King at Arms in 1583, enlarged with the Visita- 
tion of the same County in 1623, by Chitting and Philpott, deputies 
to William Camden Clarencieux, found in the Harleian Manuscript 
Nos. 1543 to 1554, although the "Arms of Hore of Gloucester- 
shire" are given. The early presence of the family in this county, 
and elsewhere, is attested however by various documentary evidence, 
some examples of which follow : 

1170. From Burke's Dictionary of Landed Gentry, p. 577, we find that 
William le Hore was one of the Norman Knights who invaded Ireland in 
1170, and obtained grants of land in Wexford where he established a family. 
The pedigree in the visitation of the country begins with Thomas le Hore, 
who held the manor by the service of " keeping a passage over the Pill- 
water as often as the sessions should be held at Wexford." He had three 
sons : Richard, David who was high sheriff in 1334, and Walter. 

1280. In the Calendar of Inquisitions, post mortem, Anno 8 Edward I. 
is noted : " Roger le Hore, felo, Ameneye, Gloucestershire." Roger le 
Hore held lands in Eastbrook (see Rudder's "Gloucester," p. 230). 

1326. John le Hore is one of the witnesses to a deed, now in existence, 
of a tenement in Wotton, Gloucestershire, 19 Edward II. 

It is noteworthy that the above dates are earlier than that of the 
alleged Devonshire origin. 

1465. In the Calendar of the Records of the Gloucester Corporation, 
p. 406-7, is registered a " demise from William Hotynham, John Rudyng, 
clerk, and Thomas Lymark to Andrew Bye, Henry Rycard and Thomas 
Hoore burgesses of Gloucester, of their tenement and adjoining curtilage 
on the south side of Smythe strete between Sater lane and the messuage 
of Thomas Heyward." 

1551. Alexander Hore appears as a member of the Baker's Guild. 

An examination of the wills proved at Gloucester, which date 
from 1541 when the Court was established, gives the following: — 

1544. The will of Richard Hoore of Leckhampton, husbandman, prov- 
ed Oct. 10, 1545, bequeaths to wife Ellen his crops, debts, etc., leaving her 
to give what she pleases to the children. 

1545. The will of Henry Hore of Aylburton in the parish of Lidgate, 
lated Oct. 23, 1545, and proved the following January, appoints his wife 
Christian executrix, bequeaths two pence to the Cathedral Church of 
Gloucester, and a cow to his daughter Agnes. 

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1545. The will of Robert Hoare of Leckhampton, husbandman, dated 
S it 8, and proved Oct LO, L545, bequeaths bis soul to God, Saint Mary 
and all the holy company of Heaven, and mentions bis wife Margery, sons 
Roger and Edward, daughter Jane, and Edward son of Roger. 

L573. .Toll ii I lore's will, proved May 27, 1573, is mostly illegible, but 
mentions wife Joan, sons William, Nicholas, and others "my children 
aforesaid." He was of AVestbury on Severn. 

L618. Richard Iloare of the parish of St. John the Baptist in the City 
of Gloucester, Gentleman, August 4, 1618, bequeaths eighteen houses 
with lands to his sons Richard, John and Alexander, one hundred pounds 
to his daughter Martha, and names wife Anne and sister Joan. This 
Richard was sheriff of Gloucester in 1614. By an indenture dated Sept. 
•1. .">. James 1. (1608) he gave in trust, for the benefit of the parish of St. 
Mary de Crypt, an annuity of fifty-three shillings charged upon several 
tenements in the city of Gloucester, to be employed in " the reparation of 
the Parish Church or the finding of a sufficient minnester to read divine 
service in the same church, and for the relief of the poor of the same 
parish, and other charitable uses." The trust survives, the Corporation of 
Gloucester annually paying fifty shillings to the parish. An ancient vault 
bearing the name Hoare is beneath the pavement in the south transept, 
near where the choir and nave join, of St. Mary de Crypt Church. 

1 628. The will of Richard Hoare of Norton " an old man of the adge 
of ffour score yeares and upward " mentions wife Maude, sons Edmond, 
William, Robert, Thomas, son-in-law Robert Brayne, daughter Jane, daugh- 
ter Elizabeth wife of Robert Brokinnge, and her children Mary, Anne and 
Elizabeth, and Anne daughter of Edward. Norton is in the northern 
suburbs of Gloucester. 

1640. The will of William Hoare "very aged" proved in 1640, is too 
much decayed to be legible. 

1644. John Hoare of Leckhampton, husbandman, in his will mentions 
daughter Margaret, nephew John the son of Giles, sons Walle and Thomas 
and sons in law John Button and Thomas Ballaye. 

1646. The will of John Hoare of Sandhurst, mentions late brother 
Alexander and his daughter Martha, his sister-in-law Margerie mother of 
Martha, and brothers-in-law Thos. Clutterbuck and Thos. Peirce. 

1413. In the church of Frampton on Severn near Gloucester on a 
marble tablet, and in the east window of the north aisle, the Hoare arms 
are found quartered with the arms of Clifford and -Windscombe, and the 
same quartering was once on a stained glass window of the parlor of 
Fretherne Lodge, a sumptuous mansion built by James Clifford with a 
design to entertain Queen Elizabeth in her "Progress to Bristol" in l< r >7 I. 
Fretherne is about nine miles south-west from Gloucester. Near by is the 
site of the residence of Walter Lord Clifford where his daughter k ' Fair 
Rosamond" was born. Fretherne Lodjje, after Ions remaining in a state 
of dilapidation, was torn down in 1750. In the Visitation of 1623 it is 
stated that Henry Clifford of Frampton married the daughter and heiress 
of Hoare of Gloucestershire in the time of Henry IV. (See Rud- 
der's "Gloucester.") 

From the Subsidy Rolls of Gloucester in the Public Record Office, 
London, are these entries: — 

L592. Edmund More of Down Hatherly, assessed for his goods. 
L609. Richard Ilonw «sed for goods a1 Norton and in the North 

Ward of the City of Gloucester. 

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1609. Charles Hoare was assessed for goods in the South Ward of the 
City of Gloucester and at Brockmouth. 

In Alumni Oxonienses are found these entries : — 

1610. John Hoare of Co. Gloucester, pleb. Magdalen Hall, matric. 16 
June 1610, aged 17. B. A. 18 April, 1611, M. A. 27 Jan. 1613-4. Rec- 
tor of Oddington Co. Gloucester 1616. 

1628. Charles Hoare, son of Charles of Gloucester City, pleb. Magda- 
len Hall, matric. 12 Dec. 1628 aged 15. B.A. from Hart. Hall 16 Doc. 

1624. A Thomas Hoare B.A. petitioned the East India Company, 
Oct. 20, 1624, for employment as a preacher. (See Calendar of State 
Papers, p. 484.) 

The parish registers at St. Mary de Crypt, Gloucester, previous 
to 1653, are wanting, but in the Bishop's Registry are the follow- 

ing :■ 

1612. Thomas, son of Charles Hore Junior baptized June 15. 
1622-3. Johan, daughter of Thomas Hoare baptized xxvj of January. 

In the Church Registry are these items : — 

1657. July 16, Joane Hoare, widow was buried. 

1659. Oct. 21, Sara, daughter of Charles Hoare and Sara, his wife was 

1664. Sept. 12, Charles, son of Charles Hoare and Sara, his wife was 
baptized. • 

1664. Nov. 8. Thomas filius Caroli Hoare* et Sara ux. was baptized. 

1666. Martii 14, Elizabetha filia Caroli Hoare et Sara ux. was bap- 
tized. 4 

1654. In Bigland's "Gloucester," p. 142, is mentioned an epitaph to 
u AVilliam Hoare, dyed Feb. 1654 aged 76" in the north transept of 
Gloucester Cathedral. 

1669. The same authority, p. 168, states that in the nave of St. Mary 
de Crypt arc epitaphs to Charles Hoare died 16 Jan. 1689, and to Eliza- 
beth daughter of Charles Hoare died July 2. 

In the St. Nicholas Registry, Gloucester City, are these entries : 

1560. July 11, Margery Hore daughter of Thomas was baptized. 
1569. Oct. 28, was married John Bruar unto Allys Hoare. 
1590. July 31. Thomas Hoare mis buryed. 
1628. June Ruth, daughter of Charles Hoare was buried. 

1650. Giles Long wslb married to Anne Hoare. 

1662. May ye 18. John Chambers and Mary Hoare wore married. 

In the Registry of St. John the Baptist, Gloucester, are found: 

1618. Muster Richard Wnoare was buried xxiiii day of August. 

1619. March 22. John Hooare w;is buried. 

ldoO. Mr. Thomas Clutterbuck and Mrs. Anne Hoare were married 

June 1. 

* This Sara wat probably that " Cousin Sarah Hoare " to whom Edmund Saunderi — 
who from a beggar-boy rose t<> tin- position of Lord Chief .lust ice of tin- Bang's Bench 

— left five pounai by his will, 1G81. 

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1634. Margery the daughter of Alexander Hoare was buried Feb. 2. 

1636. Thomas Hoare and Hester Berry were married the first day of 

1637. Thomas ye sonne of Alexander Hoare and Margery his wife 
was baptz. ye 9 th. day of May. 

1639. Martha ye daughter of Alexander Hoare and Margarye his wife 
was baptized ye 5th. day of December. 

1640. Thomas Hoare of Oxinghall was married to Joane Powell of ye 
same, June 21. 

1642. Francis, daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye his wife was 
bapt. ye 7th. day of Aug. 

1 642. Elizabeth a twin daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye. his wife 
was bapt. ye 7th. day of August. 

1642. Aug. 24. Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Hoare and Marye his 
wife was buried. 

1642. Alice Drew, servant to Mr. Alexander Hoare, was buried 28th. 
day of June. 

1655. John sone of Thomas Hoare, was buried the 11th. day of Sep- 

1656. Edward Nesbete and Martha Hoare were married the 11th day 
of September. 

In the Registry of St. Michael's, Gloucester, is this entry : — 

1576. John the son of Thomas Hoar Bapt. 5 day of February. 

At Leckhampton Registry are these entries : — 

1621. Oct. 29. Walter Hoare and Margaret Faux were married. 

1624. Feb. 13. Thomas Hoare and Margaret Ballinger were married. 

1636. Feb. 14. Giles Hoare son of Thomas and Margaret, baptized. 

1679. Aug. 6. Widow, Margaret Hoare was buried. 

From Westbury Registry (Westbury is about eight miles from 
Gloucester) are these : — 

1569. William Hoare son of John baptized, August 17. 

1577. Nicholas Hoare son of John baptized, November 18. 

At St. Nicholas Church, Gloucester : — 

1573. Alice daughter of Edward Hoore was baptized August 23. 
1594. Thomas Jones married Johanna Hore August 19. 
1624. Joane daughter of Charles Hoare was baptized. 

At St. Aldate's Church, Gloucester : 

1641. William Hore and Mary Clark were married April 28. 

1650. John Hoar was indicted in Gloucester because "custodebit coem 
taberna, Angl. common typling house, et ibin vendedit in domo suo cevisia 
et potum sine aliqua licentia." 

An English gentleman of the times under consideration usually 
left his eldest son as well off as possible, and the younger sons were 
apprenticed to trades or commercial pursuits. Macaulay tells us 
" that the practice of setting children prematurely to work prevailed 
in the seventeenth century to an extent which, when compared with 
the extent of the manufacturing system, seems almost incredible." 

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In the Gloucester records of indentures the following apprentice- 
ships are found : — 

1598. Charles Hoare, son of Charles, sadler, apprenticed to his father. 
1603. William Hoare, son of Richard of Norton apprenticed himself to 
a haberdasher. 

1625. Thomas Hoare, son of Charles, Brewer, bound himself to his 

1626. Alexander Hoare, son of Richard, bound himself to Wm. Lagg, 
a tanner. 

1632. John Hoare, son of Charles, Brewer, bound himself to his 

1642. Charles Hoare, son of Thomas, Brewer, apprenticed himself to 
his father. 

In John Camben Hotten's "Lists " there appear : — 

1634. Richard Hoare, among prisoners ordered transported to Virginia 
from London. 

1685. Thomas Hoar among ninety rebels transported to Barbadoes in 
the Happy Return of Pool. 

In the "Book-Hunter in London," by William Roberts, p. 28, it 
is said " a large number of books formerly in the possession of 
the diarist (Evelyn) have at times appeared in the auction room. 
Among them are two beautifully written MS. the work of Richard 
Hoare." Evelyn in his Diary, under date of July 12, 1649, says: 
"I carried over with me my servant, Ri. Hoare, an incomparable 
writer of severall hands, whom I afterwards preferr'd in the Pre- 
rogative Office, at the return of his Majesty." May 17, 1650, he 
says : " My servant Hoare, who wrote those exquisite several 
hands, fell of a fit of an apoplexie, caus'd, as I suppose, by tamper- 
ing with mercury about an experiment in gold." The editor says 
in a note that specimens of Hoare's handwriting are preserved in 
the Prerogative Office. In the earliest edition of Sir Horace Wal- 
pole's Catalogue of Engravers, five prints illustrating Evelyn's 
journey from Rome to Naples are attributed to the burin of Richard 
Hoare, but later editors credit them to Evelyn himself. 


With Charles Hoare, senior, of Gloucester City, the pedigree of 
the American branch of the family begins, no clue to his parentage 
having been found. Perhaps the earliest recorded mention of him 
may be the item in the corporation expenditures when the Spanish 
Armada was menacing England, 1588: r To Charles Hoare for 
hyer of a horse for two dayes wch Roger Lowe had to Cisseter 
(Cirencester) when he went to bringe the souldiers towards port- 
ingate." A book, prepared by John Smythe of Nibley for Lord 
Berkeley, "containing the names and surnames of all able and 
efficient men in body for his Majesty's service in the wars in the 

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County of Gloucester, with their ages, Parsonable statures and 
armours etc.," by the Right Honorable Lieutenant Lord Berkeley, 
Lord Lieutenant, etc., by direction from his Majesty in the month 
of August, 1608, gives the following account of Charles and Richard 
Hoare : 

" The City of Gloucester, Southward : (p. 242.) 

Charles Hoare, Sadler. 2 ca. tr. 
Northward: (p. 245.) 

Richard Hore, weaver. 3 p. tr, hath a corslet furnished." Also 
his four servants are named and their stature given. 

The figures and abbreviations appended to the names give the 
personal description. Thus Charles Hoare was about forty years 
of age, somewhat short of stature, suitable for service with a caliver, 
and already trained as a soldier. Richard Hore was between fifty 
and sixty years of age, of the tallest stature, fitted for a pikeman, 
and trained in military service. 

Will of Charles Hoare the Elder, of Gloucester, 1632. 

In the name of God Amen the nyne and twentieth day of May anno 
domini 1632, I Charles Hoare the elder of the City of Glouc. Sadler being 
weake and sicklie in body butt of Good and pfct memorie (thanks be geven 
to god for the same) doe make and ordeyne this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner and forms followinge. hirst and principalie I give and be- 
queath my soule unto Amightie God my creator and maker and unto Jesus 
Christ his only sonne and my alone Saviour and Redeemer hopinge and 
trustinge through his merits and bitter passion in full assurance to enjoy 
and inherit in the kingdom of heaven him everlastingly. And as for my 
body (beinge but dust and ashes) I bequeath to the earth from whence it 
came to be buried at the discretion of my Executr of my Will hoping for 
a joyfull resurrection both of my soule and body at the last and generall 
day. And as concerning my worldly goods and substance wherewith God 
hath bestowed upon me and blessed me wth I give and dispose in manner 
and form following, ffirst I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife 
Margery the use and quiet possession of the house and ymplements where- 
in I now dwell To have and hold to her for her my said Wife and my 
sonne Thomas Hoare therein to dwell use and occupy during her naturall 
life they payinge the rent due to the City of Glouc & keeping the said howse 
in all needful and necessary repairs as by the lease thereof I am enjoy ned. 
And after her decease my Will is that my sonne Charles Hoare shall have 
all my right and interest unto the said howse and lease thereof granted 
unto me from the said Citty and that he shall renew the said lease in his 
own name. And alsoe my Will is that the plumpe the noast and the 
Cisterns, glasse windows wainscot and benches with the tables board in the 
Hawl and the Corner Cupboard and other Cupboards fasting to the house 
to remayne to him the said Charles his heirs and assigns wth the said 
howse at the decease of my said Wife. Provided that my sonne Charles 
or his assignes doe pay or cause to be paid unto my sonne Thomas Hoare 
or his assignes the somme of Tenne pounds of lawful English money wthin 
the space of fourteen dayes after he is possed of the howse and ymplements 

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And if he the said Charles or his assignes shall refuse to pay the same as 
aforesayd being lawfull demanded Then my Will is that my sonne Thomas 
shall have the said howse ymplements and lease. Item I give to my said 
son Thomas fyve silver spones and one silver bowle Item I give unto my 
son Charles my silver salt and fyve silver spones wch said plate so to my 
said twoe sonnes geven my Will is the same shalbe in the use and posses- 
sion of my said Wife during her life and after her decease to remayne unto 
them Item I give to Thomas Hore Margery Hore and John Hore child- 
ren of my sonne Charles Hoare ffyve pounds between them three. Item 
I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Thomas the lease of my Stable 
and Garden in Travell Lane wch I hold of the Deane and Chapter To 
have and to hold unto him for and duringe the residue of such term in the 
same lease as shalbe to come at my decease. Item I give unto Charles 
Hoare and to John Hoare the Children of my son Thomas Hoare the some 
of fyve pounds between them. Item I give unto Charles Tarne a Saddle 
furnished. Item I doe hereby appointe my lovinge sonne Charles Hoare 
to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testam't in trust and not to 
make any benefit of the Executorshipp to his own use and for the better 
providinge & maintinance of my saide wife during her naturall life my Will 
is & I doe appointe that my debts if any bee & funerall charges being 
payed and discharged by my Executor out of my estate yet unbeqeathed 
That all the rest of my goodes chattels Cattle household stuffe & implem'ts of 
household whatsoever yet unbequeathed shalbe ymploid by the appointm't 
of my Executors to the use benefitt & behoofs of my Wife & my sone 
Thomas Hoare his heirs & assignes & the benefit thereof to be yerely 
equally divided betweene them & soe to remayne at the disposinge of my 
Execut'r wth the advice of my Overseers during the life of my saide Wife 
and after her decease my Will is that the sayd estate off my goods & chat- 
tels shalbe by my saide Execut'r wholie conferred uppon my sonne Thomas 
Hoare his heirs and assignes the funerall charges of my wife being dis- 
charged first out of it within one month after her decease And that my 
Will may be the better pformed my Will & desire is that my said Execut'r 
shall wthin six weeks after my decease enter into one bond of Two hun- 
dred pounds to the Overseers of this my Will that this my Will shalbe 
pformed by him in all points And if he refuse to enter into such bond 
my Will is & I doe appoint my sayd Sonne Thomas Hoare to be Execut'r 
of this my Will And I doe desire my sonnes in lawe Mr. Thomas Hill & 
Mr. Leonard Tarne to be Overseers of this my Will & I give to each of 
them for their paines to see my Will pform'd a saddle a peice furnished 
fitt for their use And in witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand 
and seele in the psence of these being witnesses. 

The mke of Charles (H) Hoare 
The mke of James Tiler 

John Holland 

Of the four children of Charles Hoare senior, named in this will, 
Thomas had two sons, Charles and John, also mentioned, but of 
father or sons nothing further of interest is known with certainty. 
The names appear in Gloucestershire annals from time to time, but 
the identification of personalities is not easy. Of the two daughters, 
wives of Thomas Hill and Leonard Tarne, the baptismal names are 

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irrevocably lost. Hill was an alderman and Tarne sheriff of the 
county and city of Gloucester in 1630. Thomas Hill became mayor 
of the city in 1640. By grant of Edward Third this city is a county 
by itself. A mayor and two sheriffs were annually chosen by the 
twelve Aldermen " and twelve other of the most legal and discreet 
Burgesses." (Fosbrooke's "Gloucester," p. 414.) The office of the 
sheriff seems to have been in social dignity on a par, at least, with that 
of mayor. Thomas Hill died, according to Rudder, p. 402, in Octo- 
ber 1652, and was buried in the church of St. Mary de Crypt. His 
son Robert was a "goldsmith," then equivalent to banker, in Glou- 
cester. In the will of Leonard Tarne, dated Nov. 3, 1641,- with a 
codicil bearing date April 9, 1642, mention is made of his brothers 
Thomas, John and Gervase, and sister Elizabeth Cathorne, all with 
small families ; also of his son Thomas with daughters Elizabeth and 
Damaris. But by baptismal records we know that five sons were 
born to him : — Myles, baptized 1595 ; Charles, 1601 ; John, 1604 ; 
Thomas, 1609 ; George, 1613. The high standing and wealth of 
Leonard Tarne are attested by the great length of his last testament 
and by the large amount of property bequeathed. Among his 
possessions was the noted Raven Tavern still standing. His most 
noteworthy bequest was a public one : " unto the Mayor and Bur- 
gesses of the Cittie of Glouc'r. : and to their successors forever one 
yearly rent or sume of foure pounds of lawfull money of England 
to be issuinge and going out of all that pasture ground with the 
appurtences called or commonly known by the name of Monckleigh- 

ton the said yearly rent or sume to be paid at the ffeast of 

St. Thomas the apostle and upon the ffridaie next before Easter 
day usually called good ffridaie, by even and equall porcons . . . 
to be given unto fortie poore people of this cittie most needinge the 
same, to each of them Twelve pence a peece." Monkleighton is now 
a suburb covered with fine residences and known as Alexandria 
Road in Gloucester. Leonard Tarne was a glover with an extensive 
business, and there is a tradition in Gloucester that this was trans- 
ferred to Worcester and finally came into the hands of the Dents. 


Charles Hoare junior, the executor of his father's will, was prob- 
ably the eldest son. He became a man of substance and one greatly 
respected in his native city, as is attested by the fact that he was 
one of its aldermen from 1632 to to 1638 and sheriff in 1634. His 
name is found in the Council minutes with " gentleman " or " gen- 
erosus " affixed to it. In the lists of members of the Council for 
the six years before his decease his name always appears, although 
generally among "nomina eorum qui fecerunt defaultum," that is, 
were absent from the meetings. He followed the occupation of 
brewer, although he had served a long apprenticeship with his father, 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 101 

the saddler, and his will indicates that he carried on the business of 
wool stapling, a trade which early attained great importance in 
Gloucestershire, and has been pursued by members of the Hoare 
family there, especially at Cirencester, down to quite recent days. 
The original indenture of this apprenticeship, written in abbreviated 
Latin, is extant, of which the following is a translation : 

1599. Charles Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloucester, 
saddler, by act of Indenture made on the day of the Feast of St. Thomas 
the Apostle (Dec. 21) in the year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth the 
forty-first, binds himself apprentice to the said Charles & Margerie, his 
wife, in the trade in which the said Charles now practices, for the term of 
eight years following the feast aforesaid by act agreed upon verbally on 
each part. And the said Charles & Margerie will pay the said apprentice 
at the end of the time 40 shillings. 

In the calendar of State Papers, vol. cccxxxiv. p. 178, 1636, is a 
petition of John Brown, late mayor, and Charles Hoare and Lawrence 
Singleton, late sheriffs of the City of Gloucester, stating that they 
had collected and paid over to the Treasurer of the Navy the one 
thousand pounds ship money imposed upon Gloucester, and asking 
for the repayment to them of certain expenses amounting to fifty- 
two pounds, which request was granted. 

The date of Charles Hoare's marriage to Joanna Hinksman is not 
known, but it must have been shortly after the expiration of his ap- 
prenticeship. Of their children three only are naihed in his father's 
will — Thomas, Margery and John ; the other three mentioned in 
his own will — Daniel, Leonard and Joanna — being minors in 1632. 
There may have been others deceased, and probably of these were 
Ruth, buried June 1628, and Charles graduate at Oxford 1630, 
aged 17. The Hincksman or Henchman family was prosperous and 
highly esteemed in Gloucester. A Joseph Hinxman was graduated 
at Oxford in 1577, and became rector of the parish of Naunton, 
fourteen miles north-east of the city of Gloucester. Of her immedi- 
ate family we know only that she had brothers William, Walter, 

Edward and Thomas, and sisters Elinor Bailies and Founes. 

Thomas Hincksman, in 1634 called "late servant to Mr. Charles 
Hoare for the space of eight years now past," was then made a bur- 
gess, paying a fine of 10s. A Walter Hincksman about the same 
period was rector at Matlock in Derbyshire. The noted Captains 
Thomas and Daniel Henchman, who figured in the early Indian wars 
in New England, may have been kinsmen of Joanna, though proof 
of this is lacking. That there was some relationship between the 
early immigrants in New England bearing the names Hoare and 
Hinksman seems probable from the frequency with which these 
names are found associated. Capt. Daniel Henchman was one of the 
witnesses to Doctor Leonard Hoar's will, and Thomas appended his 
signature as witness to a power of attorney given by Daniel Hoare. 

[To be continued.] 

102 / Deaths at Edgar town, Mass. [Jan. 


Communicated by Miss Harriet M. Pease, Genealogist, of Edgartown, Mass. 
[Continued from Vol. 52, page 371.] 

Deaths in Edgartown from the Time of my coming to this Place May 26, 1780. 

Jos. Thaxter. 

1780 No. 

Nov. 2 a child of Thomas Jernegan infant JEtatis 1 

Decern 16 a child of Lem 1 Kelley 10 months 2 

Jan: 15 Mary the Grand Daughter of Tho s Arey 

consump. JEt 11 3 

April 14 Joseph Thaxter a child of Thomas Cookes 3 month 4 

21 Anna the Wife of John Butler 

puerperal Fev. JEt 29 5 

27 The Widdow Elizabeth Norton Fev. 73 6 

June 19 John Marchant Fev. 74 7 

a child of James Beetle 10 months 8 

Aug 29 John Ward Son of the Widdow Hannah Ward 

Billious Chollick & mortif. of Bowels Mt 18 9 

Sept 25 Polly Norton the Daughter of Beriah Norton 

choaked to Death by a Bean in her Wind Pipe 7 10 

Mary Weeks Daughter of Widdow Jane 

consu 11 18 11 

Oct 4 The Widdow Mary Daggett old age 88 12 

Nov. 27 Sarah Cottle Sister of Tho s Cottle H. H. 

dissent: 9 13 

Jan 17 Matthew Butler ] They all perished the 14 th 
Sam 1 Wiswall j in a ship cast away at Gay 
Baze Norton I Head. Baze Norton & Isaac 
Sam 1 Fish [ Bunker were not found, the 

Jethro Norton J Rest were brought to the 
Isaac Bunker j Meeting House & buried 
in the New Burying Place which were the 
first laid there. They left Four Widdows & 
Twenty Four Fatherless children & Mrs. 
Butler near her Time of lying in — 9 of our 
People were saved & Three that belonged 
to the Ship, the Rest 8 perished — 
Baze Norton & Isaac Bunker were found 
afterwards & buried at Chilmark. 
Feb 25 Daniel Son of Elijah Stewart: mortific iEt 3 20 

April 1 A still born Infant of Tho s Cooke Esq r 21 

The Eleventh Son & never had a Daugh- 













18 99.] Deaths at Edgartown, Mass. 

April 5 Dinah t he Widdow of Sam' Fish Drop 
7 an Infant of Stephen Pease Jun. P 

g Richmond Son of BenjaDaggeU Sm tf 

o. ? n . Infant of Immanuel Salvara 
May 24 Lois the Wife of Nathaniel Vkson 

28 a child of Nicholas Norton Ner:F ^ 

June 17 Mr T^f^w- 63 " 1 in a Tub of boili "g Lye 
June 1/ Mr. Ichabod W swa 1 A M n 

July 23 Betsey the Daughter of i Smith Es? r 

Aug 15 a child ;S on of Joseph Swasey Jr. atCh^a- 

23 Hepsibah the wife of Ant ? Flagg 

26 Hepsibah the Wife of John CoflSsq^ 

Oct 18 Peter Ripley Numb Palsey 

Nov IS T„ .r ith ^ an P y P° r °P«s[?J on his Heart 
JNov 18 Love, the Daughter of Zachariah Pease 

1783 Sore Throat 

Jan 2 an Infant of David Reynolds 
3 an Infant of John Spragues 

o James Norton at Quampachee Billibus 

20 Lot Norton's Twins lived but a few Hours 

Feb 8 John Hollie 0> 

March 17 the Jiddow Mehitabcl Vinson 25 

22 Lyddia the Wife of Lem 1 Pease S 

West side Holmes Hole Cholick 
was burried from her Father's Eliiah 

smiths J 

together 60 vears 
13 Brothertou Daggett Esq' Het: & scorbut W 
31 Margery the Wife of Dea. Benj. Daggett 47 

June 7 Robart Norton Bantiof «!„»,• T - Fit 73 48 

J"'y The Wife of TimotTy Butler r ° US LlVer 2? 4 9 

James Ski/ 6 " ^ at e ' lilmark fortass * 25 50 

6 cf g ^1*^- dieS f0rti ' SSe 3 ° „ 

Sept 6 the Widdow Daggett Homes Hole old age 89 54 


































Jan 28 

Feb 6 

March 22 
Mav 29 


Aug 31 

Sept 3 



Oct 30 
Nov 17 

Jan 28 

Feb 23 
March 3 
July 4 
July 11 
July 23 

Deaths at Fdgartown, Mass. 

Stephen Pease ysen 

one Hill a Stranger 

a Child of Zach: Pease 

Tho s Claghorn Homes Hole old age 

a Child of Sam 1 Norton Homes Hole fits 

Barna Cousins Norton 

killed on board a Ship in letting go the 
Anchor he was caught in the Cable 
a Child of James Beetle Homes Hole 
a Child of Elijah Butler Jun H. Hole Inf. 
a Child of Benf Pease Senior ? 
an Infant of Immanuel Silvara s 
Lemuel Kelley who was drowned Twelve 
Days ago was taken up & buried 

an Infant of Lem 1 Jenkins 

a Child of John Harper Pease worms 

Mary the Daughter of Tho s Vinson 

























Decern 14 

May 11 







Easter Fish the Wife of Jo s Fish > 

lying in fcev. 

a Child of Silas Butler 8 by a burn 

Benj n Norton of Quampechee oW ^= e 

Josiah Pease son of Seth Pease *its 

Betsey Noise Daugh* of Wid Cottle cons: 
Joseph Swasey Ju' Cbapaquiddick 

Bleeding at the Mouth from a Huit 
Sarah Noise Daughter of Wid. Cottle 

Nervous fcever 

The W d Mary Pease Scurvey & dropsy 
The W d of Fish old age 

James Stewart 

died on his Passage from the West Indies 
a Child of Jabez Norton scalded to Death 
Avis Norton consumption fortasse 

Naomi the Wife of Seth Dunham 

with a Pain in her breast: died sudden 

Stephen Cham a Stranger said to be an 
Englishman, a man of University Educa- 

an Infant of Elijah Arey 

Shubael Davis's Son drowned 

Andrew Macartney Ryan 

consumption of the Lungs fortasse 

Anna the Wife of W m Covel 

Child Bed 

Elizabeth Martin Universal Decay 

John Pease ° 1( J a S e 

The Widdow Susanna Claghorn pul: lever 



























\ m 53 


















Decern 7 

































Decern *7 


Jan 19 
March 17 
April 16 
May 4 
June 5 
July 19 
Nov 25 

Deaths at Edgartown, Mass, 

an Infant of Stephen Pease born blind 

Susanna the Wife of Richard Bunker 

Obed Norton & his Son 

both fell thro the Ice & were drowned 
The Wife of Silvanus Norton paral. 

Jonathan Smith ) Two Sons of 
Cornelius Smith ) Eben r Smith Esq r 
perished being cast away at Marsfiel 

near the North River 

Anthony Flag consumption 

The Widdow Matilda Vinson old age 

Abiah the Wife of Thomas Pease mortifi. 
Anna the Wife Benj n Pease Ju r 
The Widdow Smith H. Hole 

gout in Stom. 
a Child of John Butler Ju r Rickets 

Tho s Arey pulmonary Consump 

Sarah the Wife of David Smith 

hect: Decay 
Timothy Norton Pul : Comsump 

an Infant of Francis Butlers 
Mary the Wife of Jethro Worth Paral it 
Anna Butler Hect: Decay 

Female Infant of John Daggett Ju r 

Inf. Bow 
Female Inf* of W m Beetle Hoop Cough 
Female In^ of Simeon Hatch Hoop Cough 
Wid Jane Ryan Daug* of M r Cottle 

Hec* Decay 
Clarissa Daugh* of Joseph Swasey 

Hoop Cough 

Polly Daughter of Enoch Coffin Worms 
Benj a Pease Hernia & Scorb 

W T id Deborah Vinson Slow Fever 

Anna Wife of John Pease Ju r Inf. Bowels 
Infant of John Marchant overlaid 

an Infant of Benj n Stewart Female nep : 
an Infant of James Fish Jn r overlaid 

a Child of Eman 1 Silvara Sen consump 

Phebe the Wife of Matth w Mayhew billious 



Jan 5 a Male Infant of John Daggett sore mouth 
9 Susanna Wife of Abisha Marchant 

Hec fc Decay 
16 Sarah Covel Dauglr* of Joseph 

Hectick Decay 
Feb 23 Elizabeth Dunham Dau^ of Eben r mortif. 















3 days 



10 mo 
6 mo 


13 days 









5 111 

83 112 

83 113 

26 114 

3mo 115 

4 mo 116 

25 Days 117 

9 months 118 

70 119 

17 days 









Deaths at Edgartown, Mass. 













Decern 23 


March 10 












I 6 

















Sep 1 


Decern 31 

Ephraim Pease appoplexy 

Elijah Butler Chollick 

a Male Infant of Voluntine Peases 
Hannah Wife of Jonn Harper old age 

Elizabeth Philips Hec*: Decay 

Henry Cooke Son of Tho s Cooke E s i 

Daniel Coffin Consumption 

Male Infant of Tho s Jernegan Sore Mouth 
a Male Infant of James Fish Ju r 


Ansel Daggett Son of Prince 

drowned at the Straits 
Wid : Love Daggett Infam Fever 

Wid Mehitable Dunham Cold 

Isaac Norton Pain in Stomach 

a Male Infant of Benj m Davis sore mouth 
Michael Stuart Billious Fev. 

Sarrah Daught of Zachariah Pease 

Bil: Fev. 
Wid Sarah Dunham Scurvy 

Jane the Wife of Jo s Holly Scurvy 

an Infant of James Fish Ju r 
Mercy Wife of W m Norton 

a Schirrous Tumor in her Breast 
Deborah Pease old age 

a Male Infant Zachariah Nortons Fits 
Hannah Beetle Universal Decay 

Wid : Meriam Marchant old age 

Tho s Butler Son of Silas Butler 

died in Suriam 





8 days 








6^- weeks 

5 131 

9 weeks 


45 perhaps 133 









21 Days 








8 days 






12 days 


85 " 




Jane Stuart Pul Cons tn 

John Harper inflam: Fever 

Male Infant John Sprague Cons : 

The W d of Stephen Pease sudden 

Love the Wife of Prince Norton 
Eben r Talcut at Surrinam, fortasse 

Lemuel Weeks in West Indies 

Jeremiah Son of James Banning 
a Male Infant of Corn 8 Marchant 
Melatiah Pease appoplexy 

Judith Covil Daug* of Joseph Hectick 

Ephraim Pease Butler Son of Fran- 
cis Butler Dissent Inf* 
John Coffin Esq 1 
Benjamin Daggett a Deacon of the Chh in 
this Place a man of eminent Piety & Virtue 
removed from this Place to Fox Island 
where he died of a Cancer JE 90 






5 day* 

5 161 











2 Hours 









Deaths at Edgartown, Mass. 


Foundered at Sea in the year 1781. 


Joseph Hammet 






Henry Coffin 1781 






Gamaliel Marchant the Ages 



1783 of these I am 

James Shaw not certain of 



Benj a Claghorn 



Tho s Claghorn 



Bazillai Butler 



John Neal 



Died in Prison Ships Sf at Sea. 

Henry Butler 



Ebenezer Shaw 



Enoch Coffin Son of Enoch Coffin 

foundered at Sea 



Simeon Coffin 




Tristram Coffin foundered at Sea 





Jan 23 

Jane the Wife of Rob : Hammett Paralit 



Feb 5 

Peter Norton Esq r a Deacon of the 

Baptist Chh at Homes's Hole Scurvey 



March 5 

Philip Smith ) Drowned at the East Chop 
Oliver Smith J the Father & Son 





Sep 1 

Henry Marchant in Virginia 




Pelatiah Willis in Carolina 




A Male Infant of Dexters mortif : 

10 months 1 

Decern 25 

A Female Infant of Peter Coffin 

4 days 



Feb 20 

Hepsibah Holly Daug* of John Holley 

19 months 179 

non Compos the most miserable object 
always in Pain & Distress & for four 
Weeks did not take one Pint of any- 
March 7 a Female Inf* of Francis Meeders consum 
13 Bulah Covil Hect: Decay 

April 29 the Widdow Russell Consump 

Feb Abraham Smith 

killed in the West Indies by a fall from mast 
Frederick Norton died at Sea of a Fever 
son of Beriah 

11m. 23D. 180 

65 182 



Notes in Explanation, by Harriet M. Pease. 

No. 12 was Mary (Smith), widow of Capt. Timothy Daggett. 

M 22 was Dinah (Vincent), daughter of Joseph Vincent. 

11 27 was Lois (Smith), the first wife of Nathaniel Vincent, Jr. 

11 32 was Hepsibah (Ripley), daughter of Abraham Ripley. 

" 33 was Hepsibah (Lambert), second wife of John Coffin. 

" 42 was Mehitabel (Pease), widow of Reuben Vincent. 

" 45 was Anna (Pease), widow of John Holley. 

11 52 was Jerusha (Pease), second wife of Maj. Brotherton Daggett. 

108 Deaths at Edgartown, Mass. [Jan. 

No. 54 supposed to be Thankful (Daggett), widow of Brotherton Dag- 

gett, Seu. 

11 75 was Mary (Newcomb), widow of Jonathan Pease. 

11 76 was Ruth (Butler), daughter of Henry Butler, and widow of Thomas 

" 84 was Elizabeth (Butler), daughter of Samuel Butler, and widow of 
Peter Martin. 

" 86 was Susannah (Gibbs), second wife, and widow of Thomas Claghorn. 

11 91 was Hannah Norton before marriage. 

" 95 was Matilda (Dunham), widow of Joseph Vincent. 

" 96 was Abiah (Smith) Shaw, second wife of Thomas Pease, Jr. 

" 98 was probably Thankful ( ), widow of Ebenezer Smith, who died 

in 1771. 

" 101 was Sarah (Skiff), the first wife of David Smith. 

" 109 was Jane (Noise), widow of Andrew Macartney Ryan, and daughter of 
Sarah (Daggett), Noyes, who afterwards married Jonathan 

11 113 was Deborah (Stuart), widow of Nathaniel Vincent, Sen. 

11 127 was Hannah Sprowell before marriage. 

" 135 was Love (Coffin), widow of Thomas Daggett. 

" 136 was Mehitable (Vincent), widow of Jethro Dunham. 

" 151 was Jane (Russell), first wife of Capt. Joseph Holley. 

" 154 was Deborah ( ), widow of Thomas Pease, Jr. 

** 157 was Miriam (Cleveland), widow of John Marchant, Jr. 

" 159 was Jean (Vincent), widow of Daniel Stuart. 

" 162 was Jemimah (Vincent). 

" 182 was Jane (Pease), widow of Pelatiah Russell. 

No. 1. Joseph Hammett was the son of Robert and Jean (Butler) Hammett. 

" 2. Pratt. Probably the brother-in-law of Joseph Hammett, the 

husband of his sister Anna, whose Christian name is unknown to me. 

" 3. Henry Coffin, b. March 16, 1756, was the son of Enoch and Jane (Clag- 
horn) Coffin. 

" 4. Lawson may have been a son of Thomas Lawson, who married 

in 1768 (perhaps a second wife) Thankful Hammett, a sister of 

" 5. Gamaliel Marchant, born in October, 1740, was the son of John and 
Miriam (Cleveland) Marchant, and is said to have been lost at sea in 

" 6. James Shaw served in the war of the Revolution as lieutenant in Capt. 
Benjamin Smith's company, stationed on the island of Martha's Vine- 
yard. He married an Eclgartown woman, but his birthplace is un- 
known to me. He may have come from Plympton. 

" 7. Benjamin Claghorn ) were in all probability the sons of Thomas, Jr., 

" 8. Thomas Claghorn f and Mary (Huxford) Claghorn. 

" 9. Barzillai Butler, b. Aug. 14, 1669, was the son of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Ripley) Butler. He died Nov. — , 1784. 

" 10. John Neal, baptized in 1754, was the son of Thomas and Lois (Stewart) 

" 11. Henry Butler, baptized Oct. 25, 1741, was the son of Nicholas and 
second wife Thankful (Marchant) Butler. He served in the war of 
the Revolution as private in Capt. Benjamin Smith's company, 
stationed on Martha's Vineyard in defense of the sea coast. 

" 12. Ebenezer Shaw, b. Sept. 27, 1756, was the son of Jonathan Shaw of 
Plympton, who married March — , 1754, Abiah Smith of Eclgartown. 
Ebenezer married in March, 1779, Keturah Pease, who, in 1783, mar- 
ried a second husband. Ebenezer Shaw served in the war of the 
Revolution as private in Capt. Benjamin Smith's company, in the 
regiment for Dukes County. 

11 13. Enoch Coffin, born Oct. 25, 1750, was the son of Enoch and Jane (Clag- 
horn) Coffin. 

" 14. Simeon Coffin was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Gardner) Coffin. 

" 15. Tristram Coffin, born April 5, 1755, was the son of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Gardner) Coffin. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family, 109 


Compiled by Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Elder William Brewster, the progenitor of the family whose 
early American generations are here given, was born during the 
last half of the year 1566 or the first half of 1567. The date of 
his birth is determined by an affidavit made at Ley den, June 25, 
1609, in which he, his wife Mary and son Jonathan declare their 
ages to be respectively 42, 40 and 16 years.* Bradford says that 
he was "nere fourskore years of age (if not all out) when he 
dyed." This statement agrees with the affidavit. The place of 
his birth is not known, but is supposed to have been Scrooby in 
Nottinghamshire, England. His father, William Brewster, was 
appointed by Archbishop Sandys, in January, 1575-76, receiver 
of Scrooby and bailiff of the manor house in that place belonging 
to the Archbishop, to have life tenure of both offices. The parish 
registers of Scrooby do not begin until 1695, and no record of 
Brewster's birth, baptism or marriage was discovered by William 
Paver, a distinguished local antiquary, who held a commission for 
nearly a quarter of a century to report all items that he found 
relating to the Pilgrims. 

William Brewster matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, De- 
cember 3, 1580, but it does not appear that he remained there long 
enough to take his degree. f He is next found as a "discreete and 
faithfull" assistant of William Davison, Secretary of State to Queen 
Elizabeth, accompanying that gentleman on his embassy to the 
Netherlands in August, 1585, and serving him at court after his 
return, until his downfall in 1587. 

After the retirement of Davison, Brewster returned to Scrooby, 
where he lived "in good esteeme amongst his freinds, and y e gentle 
men of those parts, espetially the godly & religious," doing much 
good "in promoting and furthering Religion." In 1590, he was 
appointed administrator of the estate of his father who died in the 
summer of that year, leaving a widow, Prudence. His father was 
post master at Scrooby at the time of his death, and it is said that 
the Elder's grandfather held the same office. \ Sir John Stanhope, 
who became Postmaster-General in June, 1590, appointed one 
Samuel Bevercotes to succeed the deceased Brewster. Through the 
influence of Davison, however, the old post master's son, William, 
was soon appointed to the office, which he held until September 30, 

*N. E. H. and G. Register, xviii., 18-20. 
t Brown's Pilgrim Fathers of New England, 55. 

X Arber's Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, 50. Brown's Pilgrim Fathers of New Eng- 
land, 54. 

110 Early Generations of the Brewster Family. [Jan. 

1G07 (O.S.). His residence at Scrooby was the old manor house.* 
In this house, the members of the Pilgrim Church were accustomed 
to meet on the Lord's day, where Brewster "with great loue enter- 
tained them when they came, making prouission for them to his 
great charge." 

The Pilgrims, attempting to remove to Holland in the latter part 
of 1C>07, were imprisoned at Boston through the treachery of the 
master of the ship that was engaged to transport them. Bradford 
Bays that Brewster "was y c cheefe of those that were taken at 
Boston, and suffered y e greatest loss; and of y e seuen that were 
kept longst in prison, and after bound ouer to y e assises." Through 
Bradford also, we learn that Brewster, after he reached Holland, 
suffered many hardships and spent most of his means in providing 
for his "many children." He was not so well fitted as the other 
Pilgrims for the hard labor which became their common lot, yet he 
bore his condition cheerfully. During the latter part of the twelve 
years spent in Holland, he increased his income very much by 
teaching and by the profits from a printing-press which he, by the 
help of some friends, set up at Ley den. 

At the end of that time, "for sundrie weightie and solid reasons," 
which are duly set forth in Bradford's History, among which " (and 
which was not least) " was a true missionary spirit, the Church at 
Leyden resolved to emigrate to Virginia. Brewster, the Elder of 
the Church, who had been chosen to that office during the Pilgrims' 
stay at Leyden, was "desired" by those chosen to go first, "to goe 
with them," while John Robinson, the pastor, stayed with the 
majority who should follow later. Thus it happened that we find 
Elder Brewster, his wife Mary and two young sons among the pas- 
sengers of that now famous vessel, the "Mayflower," which dropped 
anchor in Plymouth harbor, December 16, 1620 (O. S.). At 
Plymouth, Brewster bore an important part in establishing the Pil- 
grim republic, not shrinking from even the severest manual labor, 
and "when the church had no other minister, he taught twise euery 
saboth, and y 1 both powerfully and profitably, to y e great content- 
ment of y e hearers." 

His wife, Mary, whose maiden name has not been discovered, 
"dyed at Plymouth in new England the 17 th of Aprill, 1627. "f 
Bradford says that though she died "long before" her husband, "yet 
she dyed aged," but by her affidavit of 1609 she was less than sixty 
years of age and it is probable that her "great, & continuall labours, 
with other crosses, and sorrows, hastened it (/. e. old age) before 
y' time." Elder Brewster survived his wife many years and "dyed 
:it Plymouth in New England the 10 th of Aprill 1644." This 
record La taken from a manuscript known as the Brewster Book, 

- Hunter's Founders of New Plymouth [18541,17-18. Raine'a History of the Parish 
of Blyth, L29 180. L 

t 'I In- Brewster Hook, a very old manuscript containing records of the Brewster 
family, For the ate of this manuscript I am indebted to George Ernest Bowman^ 
Esq., of Boston, Secretary General of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. Ill 

in which the entry was made by the Elder's son, Jonathan, probably 
in the year 1644, certainly before 1651, and it is doubtless correct. 
He left a library of about four hundred volumes, valued at £42. 
19s. lid., of which the late Dr. Dexter succeeded in identifying 
nearly every title from the very meagre record given in the in- 
ventory.* August 20, 1645, a final division of the Elder's estate 
was made by Bradford, Winslow, Prence and Standish, between 
"Jonathan and Loue his onely children remayneing."f 

Gov. Bradford pays tribute to the character of his "dear, & 
louing friend," Elder William Brewster, in the following words : 
"he was wise, and discreete, and well spoken haueing a graue 
& deliberate vtterance, of a very cherfull spirite, very sociable & 
pleasante amongst his freinds, of an humble and modest mind, of 
a peaceable disposition, vnder vallewing him self, & his owne abili- 
ties, and some time ouer valewing others. Inoffenciue, and iiiocente 
in his life & conuersation, * * * tender harted, and compassionate 
of such as were in miserie. * * * In teaching, he was very mouing 
& staring of affections, also very plaine & distincte in what he 
taught, by which means he became y e more profitable to y e hearers. 
* * * For the gouermente of y e church * * * he was earful to 
preserue good order in y e same ; and to preserue puritie, both in y e 
doctrine, & comunion of y e same ; * * * And accordingly God 
gaue good success to his indeauors herein all his days, and he saw 
y e fruite of his labours in that behalfe." 

Children of Elder William 1 Brewster, as far as known : $ 

2. i. Jonathan, 2 " was borne at Scrooby in Nottingham shyre the 12 th of 
August the 1593. yeaer " § 
ii. Patience, came in the Ann, July, 1C23 : d. 1034; m. Aug. 5, 1G24, 
Thomas Prence. (For children, see Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 

* Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, second series, vol. v., 37-85. 

t Plymouth Colony Kecords, vol. xii., 117. 

X Bradford speaks of Brewster's "many children," yet only six have been dis- 
covered. If there were others, it is probable that they died young. The Robert 
Brewster who matriculated at Leyden University, May 12, 1619, se. 20, may have been 
related to the Elder, but no evidence has heen found that he was his son. Rev. Na- 
thaniel Brewster, who was graduated at Harvard College in 1012, and later was of Brook- 
n, L. J., was living at the time of the settlement of Elder Brewster's estate, when 
Bradford, Winslow, Prence and Standish declare that " William Brewster late of 
Plyin gent deceased Left onclv two Bonnes sun hieing viz 1 Jonathan the eldest and Loue 
the yeonger" (Plymouth Colony Records, xii., 115). Edward Brewster, who appears 
in the list of members of the Virginia ( 'ompany a> " bod of William," was probably the 
son of that William who died in Virginia in 1007. It" be w ere a son of Elder William, he 
would have heen younger than Jonathan, who is called " eldest son " and " first borne," 
and consequently too j oung to be a member of the Virginia ( lompany and to serve as 
captain of Lord De La Warr's body guard in Virginia in 1010. Elizabeth, wife of Rev. 
Samuel Fuller of Middleboro', is said to have heen a Brewster, she died Novemher4, 
1713, fi very aged." She was not a daughter of Jonathan or of Love, and she <\m-< not 
appear in the division of Elder Brewste be. if Bhe were a daughter of Elder 

Brewster, the absence of her name in the settlement might be explained by the fact 

that, at that period, daughters were OOl heirs to intestate estates when there were 

son- living. It will he noticed, however, thai the name of Elizabeth Brewster does 

not appear in the division of Cattle, May 22, 1627 (a month alter the death of the 

Elders wife), when even the \ov youngest children were counted; and also that 
Bradford states in 1660 that the Eldi r'a "daughters which came ouer after him arc 
dead . ' ' 

$ Brewster Book. 

112 Early Generations of the Brewster Family. [Jan. 

iii. Fear, came in the " Ann," 1623 ; d. Dec. 12, 1634 ; m. before May 22, 
1627, as his second wife, Isaac Allerton. (See Allerton Gene- 

iv. A Child, died at Leyden, June 20, 1609.* 
3. v. Love. 

vi. Wrestling, came in the " Mayflower," 1620, with his parents and 
brother, Love ; he was living at the time of the division of cat- 
tle, May 22, 1627, but died before his father. Bradford says he 
" dyed a yonge man vnmaried." 

2. Jonathan 2 Brewster (William 1 ), "was the first borne of his fa- 
ther."f He followed his parents to New England in the "Fortune," 
arriving at Plymouth in November, 1621. From the Brewster 
Book we learn that he married, April 10, 1624, "Lucretia- Oldam 
of Darby." She was probably a sister of John Oldham, who came 
to Plymouth on his " perticular," about 1623, and who was called 
" brother "% by Jonathan. About 1630, Jonathan removed his 
family to Duxbury, from which place he was Deputy to the General 
Court, Plymouth Colony, 1639, '41, '42, '43 and '44. Thence he 
removed to New London, Conn., about 1649 (admitted inhabitant 
February 25, 1649-*50), settling in that part later established as 
Norwich, his farm lying in both towns. Here he was Deputy to 
the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut, 1650, '55, '56, '57 
and '58. According to a letter dated Sept. 1, 1 656, written by Jona- 
than to his sister-in-law, Sarah, widow of Love Brewster, he and 
his whole family u resolved for old England " the following year. 
It is possible that two of his sons, William and Jonathan, did settle 
in England, but the remainder of the family continued here. 
Jonathan Brewster died in Connecticut, August 7, 1659, and was 
buried in the old cemetery on Brewster's Plain, Norwich, where, 
it is said, the footstone which marked his grave is still standing. 
His wife survived him many years and died March 4, 1678-9. 

Children (dates are from the Brewster Book unless otherwise 
specified) : 

i. William, 3 b. at Plymouth, March 9, 1625; m. Oct. 15, 1651, Mary 
Peime[?], of London. He was one of the Duxbury men able to 
bear arms§ in 1643, and he, with Ave others from that place, 
served seventeen clays in the Narragansett Expedition in August, 
1645. Nothing more is known about him. He may have settled 
in England, as did his cousin, Thomas Prence. The absence of 
any further record in the Brewster Book supports this conjecture. 

ii. Mary, b. at Plymouth, April 16, 1627; m. Nov. 10, 1645 (Nov. 12 
in Plym. Col. Rec), "John Turner of Situate the Elder." (See 
Turner Genealogy.) 

iii. Jonathan, b. at Plymouth, July 17, 1629 ; in 1643 he was one of 
those able to bear arms in Duxbury, being styled upon the record : 
" Yong Jo : Brewster," probably because he was under the pre- 
scribed age of sixteen. In June, 1650, he was the defendant in 
a suit brought against him by Thomas Bonney, in which the jury 
declared in his favor. According to the books of Dr. Comfort 
Starr of Duxbury and Boston, who died at the latter place, Jan. 
2, 1659-60, "Jonathan Brewster junior" was his debtor to the 

* Historical Magazine, iv., 4. 

f Plymouth Colony Records, xii., 116. 

X Goodwin's Pilgrim Republic, 274. 

§ Under the date of the 18th of June, 1644, Jonathan Brewster records in the 
Brewster Book the sale of several books (every title of which occurs in the inventory 
of Elder Brewster's library) to John Bernon, who " is to paye Jones: 12" : to sett of 
for my 2 sones teaching to handle armes." 

1899.] ~Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 113 

amount of 12s. 6d. These three records are the only ones found 
relating to the younger Jonathan. The last mentioned item 
probably refers to an illness which may have proved fatal, or he 
may have gone to England, 
iv. Kuth, b. at Jones River, Oct. 3, 1631; d. at New London, Conn., 
May 1, 1677 (April 30, New London Town Rec.) ; m. first, March 
14, 1651, John Pickett of New London, who "dyed at Sea re- 
turning from Barbadoes,"* Aug. 16, 1667 (New London Town 
Rec.) ; m. second, July 2, 1668 (July 16, New London Town 
Rec), Charles Hill, formerly of London, son of George Hill of 
Barley, in Derbyshire. (For children, see Caulkin's Hist, of New 
London, 285, 308.) 
4. v. Benjamin, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 17, 1633. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. at Duxbury, May 1, 1637; m. first, Sept. 7, 1653, 
Peter Bradley of New London, who cl. April 3, 1662 ; m. second, 
Christopher Christophers, who died July 23, 1687. Children 
recorded in the Brewster Book : 

1. Elizabeth Bradley, b. March 16, 1654. 

2. Hannah Bradley, b. Sept. 17, 1656. 

3. Peter Bradley, b. Sept. 7, 1658. 

4. Lucretia Bradley, b. Aug. 16, 1661. 

5. John Christophers, b. Sept. 3, 1668. 

vii. Grace, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 1, 1639; d. at New London, April 22, 
1684; m. Aug. 4, 1659, Daniel Wetherell of New London, son of 
Rev. William and Mary (Fisher) Wetherell of Scituate, Mass., 
who was born at Maidstone, Co. Kent, Nov. 29, 1630, and died 
April 14, 1719 {Hist. New London, 363). Children recorded in 
the Brewster Book : 

1. Hannah Wetherell, b. March 21, 1659-60. 

2. Mary Wetherell, " borne 1662 Liued but 2 month and Dyed." 
3. ' 

4. "4 Sons Sucsesiu [torn] borne and Dyed nameles Imediatly 

5. ' after their Birth." 

7. Mary Wetherell, b. Oct. 7, 1668. 

8. Daniel Wetherell, b. Jan. 26, 1670. 

Miss Caulkin's Hist, of New London adds: 

9. Samuel Wetherell, bapt. Oct. 19, 1679. 

viii. Hannah, b. at Duxbury, Nov. 3, 1641 ; m. Dec. 23, 1664 (New 
London Town Rec), Samuel Starr of New London. She was 
living as his widow, Feb. 22, 1687-8. See Starr Genealogy. 

3. Love 2 Brewster ( William 1 ) came to New England in the " May- 
flower," 1 620, with his parents and brother Wrestling. He married, 
May 15, 1634, Sarah, daughter of William Collier of Duxbury. 
They lived at Duxbury in the house belonging to Elder Brewster, 
which after the Elder's death came into Love's possession.! Brad- 
ford, in speaking of Love's family in 1650, says that he "left. 4. 
children, now liuing," all of whom were mentioned by Love in his 
will, dated October 6, 1650, proved March 4, 1650-1. 

His widow, Sarah, married after September 1, 1656 (see Jona- 
than Brewster's letter in Winsor's Duxbury, 235), Richard Parke 
or Parks of Cambridge, who died in 1665, and by his will, dated 
July 12, 1665, gave her a life interest in his estate. From the 
court files of Middlesex County, it appears that she continued to 
live in Cambridge until after August, 1671. Thomas Parke, son 
of Richard, finally bought her life interest for £45, 15s. " Her 
release [to him] is dated Sept. 26, 1678, in which she calls herself 

* Register, ix., 44. 

t Ply. Col. Rec, xii., 117. 

114 Saltonstall- Gurdon- Sedley-Kny vet. [Jan. 

of Duxbury, in the Colony of New Plymouth, relict of Richard 
Parke, late of Camb. Village."* I find no record of her after 
March 2, 1679-80. On that date she was presented at court in 
Plymouth Colony on a charge preferred by William Paybody : 
" somtime in October last, [she] did pull vp and deface the bound 
markes of the said Paybodyes land, and made claime to the said 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 m. about 1656, Benjamin Bartlett, son of Robert and Mary 
(Warren) Bartlett. (For children, see Histories of Duxbury 
and Plymouth.) 

ii. Nathaniel, was called " eldest sonn and heire apparent " in the will 
of his father. Little is known about him. He lived in Duxbury 
and died in 1676. His nuncupative will, made in the presence of 
Benjamin Bartlett, who visited him during his last sickness, was 
proved Nov. 2 of that year. That he had a wife is shown by 
the following quotation from his will : » If it should please God 
to take mee away (after my debts be payed) I will Giue all that 
I haue to my wife ; this land heer is none of mine, to dispose of ; 
Butt there is some att the falls that she shall haue." The land 
which Nathaniel mentions as not at his disposal was probably 
that formerly owned by his father. By the latter's will, his 
widow Sarah was to have a life interest in this land, which after 
her death was to be Nathaniel's, and if he died without issue 
it was to pass to the second son. Nathaniel apparently had no 
children. Robert Vixen of Eastham was appointed, Nov. 1, 
1676, administrator of his estate, which consisted chiefly of 
articles for household use. A Robert HicksonJ of Eastham 
married Sept. 26, 1679, Sarah Brewster, who was probably Na- 
thaniel's widow. 

5. iii. William. 

6. iv. Wrestling. 

[To be continued.] 


^ All New England genealogists are familiar with that line in the 
Saltonstall pedigree which says that Richard Saltonstall the younger 
married Muriel (sometimes Meriell), daughter of Brampton Gurdon 
and Muriel Sedley his wife. 

The parents of Muriel Sedley are frequently given as Martin 
Sedley and Abigail, daughter of Sir Thomas Knyvet of Ashwell- 
thorpe. See, for instance, Muskett's "Suffolk Manorial Families" 
(top of page 288, in pedigree of Gurdon of Letton). But Sir 
Thomas Knyvet's daughter Abigail married, 17 December, 1600, 
Edmund Mundeford, Esq., as shown by the Ashwellthorpe registers, 
quoted by Blomefield, " History of Norfolk " [vol. 5, pp. 154, 163J. 

* Jackson's Hist. Newton, 383. 

t Plymouth Colony Kcc, vii., 220-1. 

Avtv.n^w^v^r,"* Rir-' y "'N?, 1 . 1 ; His name a PPears elsewhere as Vixen, Waxam. 
Wexam, Wexame, Wicson, Wiekson and Wixam. 

1899.] Saltonstall- Gurdon- Sedley-Kny vet. 115 

In a curious memorandum of the second Brampton Gurdon 
(Colonel of Horse, ob. 1661) occur these statements: 

"Abigail Knevet, daughter of Tho : Knevet of Ashwellthorpe Esq mar- 
ried Martin Sedley of Morley Esq 2 wiffe. 

Sir Thomas Knevet his eldest son had two sons, Sn Tho : and Edmund 
& of daughters Abigail married Sir Edmund Munford." 

Burke's "Landed Gentry" simply says that Martin Sedley mar- 
ried the daughter of John Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe. 

Of these three affiliations, Sir Thomas, Thomas Esq., and John, 
the last appears to be correct, as shown by an entry in Farrer's 
"Church Heraldry of Norfolk" [vol. 1, page 211] : 

" On a Brass in the South Wall of Church at Wacton a bend within a 
bordure engrailed (Knyvett) with a crescent for difference. 

For Abigail Sedley, daughter of John Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe and 
widow of Martin Sedley who died December 15, 1623." 

It may be supposed that Col. Brampton Gurdon, writing of a 

man who had died many years before he was born, inadvertently 

i transferred to John Knyvet the name of Thomas, which had been 

i extremely common in that very distinguished family ever since Sir 

Thomas Knyvet, Lord Chancellor, temp. Edward III. 

John Knyvet, who died before his mother, Joan, Lady Berners 
(ob. 1561), lived at Plumstead, and very possibly the birth and 
marriage of his daughter are recorded there. # 

There had been a certain probability in the affiliation of Abigail 
(Knyvet) Sedley to Sir Thomas Knyvet, as his wife was Muriel 
(or Meriell) Parry, which name appears as that of Martin Sedley's 
daughter. But the name Muriel existed in the family of Howard, 
Duke of Norfolk, who had married Elizabeth Tilney, the heiress 
of Ashwellthorpe, widow of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and mother 
of Joan, Lady Berners. To his daughter by this lady the duke 
gave the name of Muriel ; she married Sir Thomas Knevet of 
Bokenham or Buckenham, the head of the family of which a cadet 
married Joan Bourchier, Lady Berners, his posterity succeeding to 
the estate of Ashwellthorpe. Sir Humphrey Bourchier's mother 
was Catherine, daughter of John Howard, first Duke of Norfolk of 
that name, who married John, Lord Berners, the translator of Frois- 
sart. By both parents he was descended from the Plantagenets, as 
may be easily traced in any of the genealogical peerages, sub: tit: 
Berners and Norfolk. 

It should be remarked that the name Knyvet, in whatever spell- 
ing, is habitually pronounced Knevet in Norfolk, where it is very 
well known and diffused among many descendants. New England 
genealogists are familiar with another pedigree which claims the 
Knyvets as one of its stocks ; but it would not be an appropriate 
subject of discussion at present. 

116 Will of Daniel Oxenbridge. [Jan. 

I should here acknowledge my very great obligations to Sir Wil- 
liam Brampton Gurdon, K.C.M.G., of Assington, Suffolk, and to 
Miss Katherine Knyvet Wilson, of Swaffham, Norfolk, who have 
given me the most cordial and careful help in the elucidation of 
our common ancestry. William Everett, 

Descendant of Saltonstall through Cotton, Brown and Brooks. 


The following most important will supplements the interesting 
group of Oxenbridge wills given by Mr. Waters in the Register 
for January, 1890. As this will may be considered a document in 
the history of old England (the Long Parliament having passed a 
vote of thanks and, I believe, decreed a monument for the initial 
bequest) , and as the testator is so closely connected with New Eng- 
land, it is worth printing in full. I append a brief note concerning 
the connections of the testator and his brother, Rev. John Oxen- 

30 Little Russell St., W. C, London. 

Commissary Court of London, Reg. No. 29, Fo. 239. 

I Daniel Oxenbridge of London now resident and merchant in Li- 
verne being at this present in a weake Estate of Body but of a good 
memorie and sound minde doe make this my last and only Will and Tes- 
tam t to be performed if it shall please God at this or any other time to 
call mee out of this life ffirst I humbly assigne my soule to God its maker 

&c & next my Body I comitt to the Earth in such decent 

manner to be buried as shalbe by my friendes thought fitt. I then consti- 
tute and appointe after the time of my decease my Executors John Throck- 
morton, Charles Longland & John Collyer desyring their care and paines 
to see effected what here of them is required First I give to the Right 
Hon ble the Lords and Conions now assembled in parlm t in or neere Lon- 
don & to their use for the prosecution of their designes One Thousand 
pounds Sterlinge to be paid halfe in six monthes and the other halfe in 
twelve monthes after the daye of my decease. More to severall godly 
people impoverished by the said distractions in England I give One hun- 
dred and fiftie pounds to be disposed of accordinge to the discretion of my 
brother Mr. John Oxenbridge and Mr. Thomas Doubty our Minister here 
residing ffor or towards the buying of a burying place for the English na- 
tion in Liverne I give fiftie pounds to my brother-in-law Mr. William 
Langhorne Twenty pounds to my sister his wife fiftie pounds to his son 
Daniell fiftie pounds to each other sonne or daughter they may have at the 
time of my death thirtie pounds to my Broth r -in-law Mr. Caleb Cockcroft 
fortie pounds to my sister his wife fortie pounds to each of their children 
livinge at my decease Twentie pounds to my Broth r -in-law Mr. Hunt 
and my sister his wife Eightie pounds To my Broth 1 Mr. John Oxen- 
bridge minister two hundred pounds readie money if hee requests it and to 
his wife and sonnes one hundred pounds besides what may be due to him 

1899.] Will of Daniel Oxenbridge. 117 

in my bookes. To my brother Clement Oxenbridge all my part proceed 
of the Tynfarme w c h is valued at six hundred and niuetie pounds sterlings 
or there abouts be it more or lesse. To my mother eight hundred pounds 
besides all lands Houses Testements (sic) as in or neere London or in the 
Countie of Northumberland are left me by my father her deceased hus- 
band in the same manner as it is left unto mee thereout of it discharging 
such debts and Legacies as were thereon enjoyned mee as by my Fathers 
will maie appeare To my sister M ns Catherine Henly one hundred pound 
To her daughter Katherine ffowler one hundred and fiftie pound To 
my Coozen M ns Henry Barnard (sic) and his wife thirtie pounds and to 
my Coozen M r Nicholas Searle and his wife a lyke some that is thirtie 
pounds to each of their wifes in all one Hundred and twentie pounds to 
you foure To Mr. Job Throckmorton foure hundred pounds To his 
wife a chaine of pearles in my deske containing as I conceave 490 pearles 
or what they are To my three freinds Mr. Phillipp Williams Mr. Charles 
Longland and Mr. Tho: Doubty one hundred pounds apeece that is three 
hundred pounds to them three To William Reymes a hundred Dollers 
To Mr. Robert and Nicholas Abny fiftie dollers apeece for a poore re- 
membrance of mee To M r Samuell Bonnels fiftie pounds sterling To 
Thomas Dethicke one hundred Dollers To John Collyer three thousand 
dollers To Leonard Digge fiftie Dollers To Robert Barbor and Edward 
Rett one hundred dollers apeece To George Dethicke my servant a hun- 
dred dollers To Richard Browne one hundred Dollers To John Con 
fourtie dollers To Joanna woman servant thyrtie dollers To the Gover- 
no r & Mad na ffran a five dollers apeece To Angelina 10 dollers To John 
Batt a the boy five dollers To Sig r Gualtero Vandercoort and his wife 
fourtie pounds between them to buy a ring in my remembrance The ad- 
vance of my estate to be given to my forenamed Executo rs for their paines 
in this business Be it noted that the pounds sterling are to be reduced 
into dollers at fiftie pence the doller and by a doller is meant a peece of 
eight effective of Spayne Lord receave my Soule 

5 th ffebry 1643 Witnesses present at the readinge of this Will to Mr 
Daniell Oxenbridge in his House on the 6 th ffeb ry 1643 and wee heard him 
say hee confirmed it as his will beinge demanded if he confirmed this as 
his will he answered I doe I doe fFrancis Read Thomas Barnsly Ralph 
Duke Thomas Crathorne Robert Barbor Tho: Banks John Bommer 

Wee Thomas Doubty Charles Longland Phillipp Williams and John 
Collyer being present with Mr Daniell Oxenbridge on the ffirst day of 
ffeb ry about twenty foure houres or a little after did at his request heare 
him declare Verbatim the words written parte on this and parte on the other 
syde of this paper in words and desired John Collyer to write them downe 
to make out of them a will in as good forme as in short time hee could 
Wee testifie further that what is in the will hereto annexed under the 
hand of John Collyer and consented by the said Oxenbridge this morning 
the 6 th of ffeb ry and attested by the seaven Witnesses therto subscribinge is 
the true Import of what this paper contains according to the intent of the 
Testator and it was in our company by him confirmed and in Witness of 
the truth of what wee write hereunder each hath to y fc I read that 
Joines these two sheetes of paper Sett his seale the 6 th of ffeb ry 1 643 as 
before Thomas Doubty Charles Longland Phillip Williams John Collyer. 

Probatum fuit &c. . decimo sexto die Mensis Martij anno dm Juxta &c 
1643 [1643-4]. Willmo clarke leg &c &c Artliuri Ducke leg com &C 
Juramento Johi Throckmorton prin Execut &c Nee non de veros Com p 

118 Albany and JSFew York Families. [Jin. 

fuerens Carolo Longland et Jobi Collyer execut etia in humoi Testam 
noiat cum venerunt earn in debita juris forma petitis. 

[The testator was a junior son of Dr. Daniel Oxenbridge of London. His 
two brothers John and Clement were of much mark. Clement may be almost 
Bald to have been the founder of the English post office service. As to John, 
he was a pioneer in Guiana, Jamaica, Bermuda, &c, a leading spirit in the Com- 
monwealth in England, an intimate of Milton and Cromwell, fellow of the Eton 
college, and finally minister of Boston in New England. The brother-in-law 
Caleb Cockcroft died the same year (1644), and the widow married the famous 
solicitor general, Oliver Saint John. Another sister mentioned, Mrs. Henley, 
afterwards was wife of the noted General Philip Skippon. Her daughter 
mentioned in the will, Katherine Fowler, was the poetess, the "matchless 
Orinda." I have traced back many hundreds of the direct ancestors of this 
illustrious family, and have quite a collection of wills bearing on the immediate 
family connections of Rev. John Oxenbridge, including the will of the paternal 
grandmother of his wife Frances Woodward. This will shows that her father 
Ezekiel Woodward orginated not in Worcestershire, as stated by Antony a 
Wood, but in Hereford, a shire as yet little explored by genealogists. I trust 
to publish some of these additional Oxenbridge notes later on.— L. W.] 


Hansen Genealogy from an old Dutch Bible owned by 
Miss Joanna Hansen Van Rensselaer. 

Translated by John V. L. Pruyn, Esq., of Albany, 1ST. Y. 

Communicated by Geo. Douglas Miller, Esq., of Albany. 

[Continued from vol. 51, page 344.] 

New York, 13th May 1727, are we, Ryckert Hansen and Sarah Thong 
united in matrimony, on Saturday about eight o'clock in the evening, at 
the house of Rip Van Dam, my grandfather. Married by Dominie De 

1728, the 16th of March between three and four o'clock on Friday, in 
the morning, is my so^njlen^xick born at Albany, and is baptised by Domi- 
nie Peter Van Dryisen, and for godfather my brother Hans Hansen, and 
my mother Debora Hansen for godmother. Held at the font by my sister 
Maryia Schuyler, and is baptised in the church on the 18th of March. 

1730, on Wednesday the 26th of October at Port Royal, Jamaica, has 
my brother Peter Hansen fallen asleep in the Lord, at one o'clock in the 

1730, the 17th of December, at eight o'clock in the evening on Monday 
is my son__Wa!ter born in Albany, and is baptised by Dominie Van Driesen. 
For godfather my brother-in-law David A. Schuyler, and my sister Debora 
Beeckman for godmother, and is baptised the ninth of December, even- 
ing church. 

1733, the ninth of May, on Wednesday at eleven o'clock in the morning 
is my son_Petej born, at Albany, and is baptised by Dominie Peter Van 
Dryisen, ana for godfather my brother Nicklaes Hansen, and my sister 
Maryia Livingston for godmother. Baptised on the 13th of May, in the 

1733, the 23rd of October on Tuesday, at six o'clock in the morning is 
my wife fallen asleep in the Lord, known as Sarah Ry. Hansen and buried 

1899.] Albany and New York Families. 119 

on Thursday the 25th in the Dutch Church, right opposite the Baptism 
house, aged at the time of her death 24 years and 10 months. 

1734, the 10th of August on Saturday at two o'clock in the afternoon is 
my youngest son Peter fallen asleep in the Lord, and buried on Monday 
the 12th, in the Dutch Church, over against the Doophuys. At the time 
of his death aged one year, three months. 

1736 November 16th, on Tuesday between 9 and 10 o'clock in the 
evening is my son Walter fallen asleep in the Lord, buried on Friday the 
19th, in the Dutch Church over against the Doophuys, at the time of his 
death aged 5 years, 11 months and nine days. 

Albany, the 5th of July 1738, am I, Ryckert Hansen, joined in the mar- 
riage state with Catriena Ten Broek, daughter of Johannis Ten Broek, on 
Wednesday between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the house of 
Johannis Ten Broek, now my father-in-law, and married by Dominie Cor- 
nelius Van Schie. 

[The two following paragraphs are in the handwriting of Ryckert Hansen, 
and evidently copied by him from the Bibles of his father, Hendrick Hansen, 
and his father-in-law Johannis Ten Broeck. — g. d. m.] 

1703, the 15th of August old style on Sunday between 11 and 12 in the 
forenoon is my son Ryck ert born, and is baptised by Dominie Leidius 
(Lydius) held at the font by Saratje Hansen, and for her godfather Johannis 
Beekman in Albany. 

1716-7, January 3rd is my daughter Kathriena Ten Broek born, on Thurs- 
day at five o'clock in the afternoon, baptised by Dominie Van Driesen on 
Sunday the 6th, held at the font by her grandmother Christiena Ten Broek 
as godmother, and by her " miete " Elsie Cuyler, and for her associate god- 
father her grandfather Dirck Wesselse and her uncle Wessel Ten Broek. 

1738-9, the 14th of January on Sunday, at half pasC four is born my 
daughter Debor a. For godfather my brother Nickelaes Hansen, and for 
godmother my sister Debora Beeckman, and is baptised on the 17th on 
Wednesday at evening church. Baptised by Cornelius Van Schy. By 
Catriena Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1739, August 19th on Sunday, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon 
is my eldest daughter Debora fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on 
Tuesday the 21st, on the other side of the river, in Greenbush in the church- 
yard of Cor 1111 Hend k van Rensselaer, on the of his 

along the road which runs to Solomon Van Vechties. At the time of her 
death 7 months and five days. 

1740, the 25th of May on Pinxter Sunday, at one o'clock in the after- 
noon, is my s on Johannis born. For godfather my father-in-law, Johaunis 
Ten Broek, and for godmother my mother-in-law, Catriena Ten Broek, and 
baptised on Pinxter Monday, the 26th in the morning by Dominie Cor- 
nelius Van Schij. By Cathrina Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten 

1741, the 11th of October on Sunday at eight o'clock in the morning, 
is my s on Peter bo rn. For godfather my brother-in-law Henry Ten 
Broek, and for godmother my sister Maria Schuyler. Baptised the 18th 
of the month on Sunday by Dominie Cornelius Van Schuye. By Cathrina 
Ten Broek daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1743, the 18th of April on Monday, at four o'clock in the morning is my 
RpJi Dirck born. For godfather my brother-in-law Dirck W. ten Broek, 
for godmother his wife Catriua ten Broek. Baptised the 24th of the same 
month on Sunday, by Dominie Cornelius Van Schy. By Cathrina Ten 
Broek daughter of Johannis ten Broek. 

120 Albany and JVew York Families. [Jan. 

1744-5, the 3rd of January on Thursday at two o'clock in the morning 
is my daughter Deborah born. For godfather my brother-in-law David A. 
Schuyler, and for godmother Eafie Beeckman, and is baptised the sixth of 
the same on Sunday, by Dominie Santfoort. By Cathrina Ten Broek 
daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1745, the 14th of August on Wednesday at four o'clock in the morning 

from New Jersey in Piscatay Landing is my second daughter 
Deborah fallen asleep in the Lord, and on the loth is buried in the church 
yard of IIend k Vroom being aged 7 months and eleven days at her death. 

1746, the 12th of July on Saturday, at six o'clock in the afternoon, in 
Piscatanay, New Jersey, is my sou Jeremia born. For godfather my 
"omed" johannis Van Rensselaer, and for godmother Engeltie Van Ren- 
sselaer. Baptised the 17th of August at Albany, on Sunday by .Dominie 
Vrelenhuysen. By Catariena Ten Broek, daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1747, the 26th of September on Saturday at eleven o'clock in the evening 
is my son Peter fallen asleep in the Lord. Is buried on Sunday the 27th, 
in the church j f ard, his age being 5 years, 11 months and 17 days. 

1748, July 14th on Thursday at one o'clock in the afternoon, is my 
daughter Debora born, for godfather Gerrit Lansingh and baptised the 17th 
on Sunday by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathrina Ten Broek daughter 
of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1749, the 18th of March on Saturday at two o'clock in the afternoon, is 
my eldest son Hen drick R. H ansen fallen asleep in the Lord, at the house 
of Rip Van Dam, his grandfather, and is buried on Monday the 20th, in the 
old dutch churchyard in New York, his age being 21 years and 5 days. 

1750, the 18th May on Friday at two o'clock in the afternoon is my sojj 
Hen jl k born, for godfather Peterus Douw and for godmother Annatje Douw, 
baptised the 20th on Sunday by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By C. ten Broek 
daughter of Johannis Ten Broek. 

1750, the 14th of August on Saturday at five o'clock in the morning is 
my sojiJH^dTickfallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Sunday the 
5th, in the clmrcliyard, his age being 2 months and 17 days. 

1750-1, the 16th of March on Saturday, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the 
evening is my so n Jerem ia--£aJIen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Tues- 
day the 19th, in the church yard, his age being 4 years, 8 months, and 4 

1751, the 27th of September, on Friday at nine o'clock in the evening 
is my daughter £aiJxaxina born, for godfather Cornells Ten Broek and for 
godmother "Unstyna ten Broek, and is baptised the '29th on Sunday, by 
Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathriena ten Broek daughter of Johannis 
Ten Broek. 

All the above children are born, old style calendar. 

1754, the 26th of February on Tuesday at six o'clock in the morning is 
my daughter Maria born and is baptised the 3rd of March on Sunday, for 
godfather David A. Schuyler and for godmother Maria Schuyler, baptised 
by Dominie Vrelenhuysen. By Cathrina Ten Broek daughter of Johannis 
Ten Broek. 

1754, the 19th of October on Saturday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon is 
my daughteisJS^aria fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Monday, the 
21st, in the churchyard, her age being 17 months and 23 days. 

1766, the 11th of May on Sunday at two o'clock in the morning is my 
third < laugh ter^JicJboj^ fallen asleep in the Lord, and is buried on Tuesday 
the 13th, in the churchyard. Age 17 years, 9 months, 25 days and 2 hours. 

1899.] March Genealogy, 121 


By Ellex Gates March, of Baltimore, Md. 

Hugh 1 March, progenitor of a large part of the March family in the 
United States, was an early settler of Newbury. . 

Tradition says that he came from Newbury, England. He sailed from 
Southampton, England, April 24, 1638, in the "Confidence." 

He married Judith , who died December 14, 1675. In 1653, 

Mistress Judith was "presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf," but t 
discharged on proof that her husband was of considerable estate. — (Coffin's 
History of Newbury.) 

He married second, May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Bowman of Connecticut. She died November 22, 1683. 
Hugh March married third, December 3, 1685, Sarah Healy. 

By occupation Hugh March was a house carpenter. From 1670 to 
1680, he kept a tavern, having been licensed by the court to "keep an 

Hugh March died November 12, 1693. Sarah Healy March died 
October 25, 1699. 

Children of Hugh and Judith March : 

2. i. George, 2 b. about 1646. 

ii. Judith, b. Jan. 3, 1652; m. April 13, 1670, Thomas Thorley. 
Children : 

1. George Thorley? b. March 12, 1671; d. Jan. 17, 1713. 

2. Simon Thorley, b. Feb. 10, 1672; d. July 4, 1698. 

3. Judith Thorley, b. Dec. 13, 1675 ; d. July 24, 1677. 

4. Judith Thorley, b. Nov. 12, 1679 ; d. Oct. 15, 1682. 

5. Mary Thorley, b. May 1, 1682; m. Jan. 5, 1703, John Noyes. 

6. Judith Thorley, b. April 14, 1685; m. Aug. 28, 1712, John 


Hugh, b. Nov. 3, 1656. 

JOHN, b. Jan. 10, 1658. 

James, b. Jan. 11, 1663. 

2. George 2 March (Hugh 1 ), (Cornet), Newbury. He married June 
12, 1672, Mary Folsom or Foulsham, daughter of John Folsom of 
Exeter. Children : 

6. i. Hugh, 3 b. 1673. 

ii. George, I). Oct. 6, 1074; d. young. 

7. iii. John, b. Aug. 8, 1676. 

iv. Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1078; d. Nov. 10, 1078. 
v. Stephen, b. Sept. 19, L679; d. Feb. 10, 1683. 
vi. Jambs, b. June 19, 1681. 

8. vii. Israel, b. April -1, L683. 

viii. Sarah, b. July 6, 1686; m. Dec. 5, 1705, Humphrey Deering of 
Winter Harbor. 
ix. Stephen, b. Nov. 10, 1087. 
x. Benry, b. July 13, L697. 

9. xi. George, b. April 24, 1698. 

xii. Jam:, b. May 8, 1699; d. young. 
vol. liii. 8 







122 March Genealogy. [Jan. 

3. Hugh' Marcit (Hugh 1 ), Newbury. Known as Captain Hugh March. 

He was a blacksmith by trade. He married, March 29, 1683, 
Sarah Moody. He died February 27, 1726. Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. April 27, 1684; m. possibly, May 23, 1700, James Pike- 
ii. Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1686. 

10. iii. Samuel, b. March 2, 1687. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 27, 1691; m. Feb. 23, 1712, Samuel Mors, 
v. Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1692; d. Oct. 6, 1694. 
vi. Joseph, b. June 24, 1694. 
vii. Daniel, b. Oct. 30, 1695. 

11. viii. Joshua, b. Sept. 5, 1700. 

ix. Mehitabel, b. Jan. 3, 1702; m. Oct. 2, 1733, William Follansbee. 

12. x. Trueman, b. 1705. 

4. John 2 March (Hugh 1 ), (Colonel). He married, October 1, 1679, 

Jemima True. He was a resident of Salisbury for some years, and 
at one time was a ship builder in Andover. 

Of Colonel John March, Johnson's Universal Encyclopedia 
states : " he was the foremost military leader in New England up 
to the time of the Port Royal Expedition" (1707). 

John March died 1712-13. Jemima True March died May 24, 
1737. Children: 

i. Judith, 3 b. Nov. 21, 1682; m. July 10, 1700, Humphrey Hooke. 
ii. Mary, b. April 2, 1684; m. Jan. 29, 1706-7, Joseph Herrick. 
iii. Joseph, b. May 8, 1687. 

13. iv. John, b. Sept. 26, 1690. 

v. Abigail, b. Sept. 4, 1693; m. Jan. 15, 1715, Joseph March, 
vi. Hugh, b. Jan. 5, 1695 ; a mariner. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1698; m. June 7, 1718, William Rich of 

5. James 2 March (Hugh 1 ), (Lieutenant), Newbury. He married Mary, 

daughter of Captain Shubal Walker of Bradford. For a time he 
lived in Salisbury, later removing to Newbury. Children : 

14. i. Benjamin, 3 b. Nov. 23, 1690. 

15. ii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 2, 1693. 

iii. Judith, b. May 13, 1695; m. Jan. 3, 1722, Thomas Noyes. 
iv. Tabitha, b. June 20, 1696; m. Dec. 25, 1718, Nicholas" Pettingill. 
v. Jane, bapt. Jan. 13, 1705; m. Dec. 15, 1720, John Newman of 

6. Hugh 3 March (George, 2 Hugh 1 ). He married Sarah, daughter of 

Joseph and Sarah Hathorn Coker, and granddaughter of Major 
William Hathorn of Salem. He bore the rank of Sergeant, and 
was killed by the Indians at Pemaquid, March 9, 1695. Child: 

16. i. Joseph, b. about 1694. 

7. John 8 March ( George, 2 Hugh 1 ), (Lieutenant). Saddler and inn- 

holder. He married, December 11, 1700, Mar} r Angier of Reading, 
a daughter of Edmund and Ann Batt Angier, and sister of Mrs. 
Sarah Angier Toppan, wife of Rev. Christopher Toppan. Mary 
Angier March died before 1741, and he married second, March 4, 
1741, widow Martha Brown. He died August 15, 1761, at New- 
bury, aged 84 years, 11 months and 27 days. 
Children, by first wife : 

17. i. John, 4 b. Feb. 27, 1701. 

18. ii. Edmund, b. about 1703-4. 

1899.] March Genealogy. 123 

iii. Mary, b. Jan. 9, 1705; m. Jan. 26, 1726-7, Samuel Allen of Glou- 
cester. Child : 

1. Abigail Allen,* m. Josiah Lunt. 

iv. Anna, b. 1708 ; d. May 28, 1708. 
v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1709 ; d. Feb. 24, 1709. 

8. Israel 8 March ( George? Hugh 1 ), a physician, residing first at 

Hampton and then in Greenland. He married Mary, daughter of 
Joseph Hall of Greenland. He died 1729. Children: 

19. i. Clement, 4 b. 1707. 
ii. Joseph, bapt. 1716. 

iii. Nathaniel, bapt. 1716. 

20. iv. Paul. 

v. Mary. 
vi. Elizabeth. 
vii. Thomas. 

9. George 3 March {George? Hugh 1 ). He lived for a time in Ports- 

mouth, N. H., but removed in 1719 to Kennebunkport, Me. He 
married Abigail, daughter of John Watson. They lost seven chil- 
dren in one week of throat distemper. Children who survived : 

i. Eunice, 4 m. Levi Hutchins. 

21. ii. Paul, m. Rhoda Cluff. 

10. Samuel 8 March (Hugh? Hugh 1 ). He married Anna Tappan Rolfe. 

She died June 18, 1724. He married second, April 14, 1726, 
Hannah Smith. He died September 14, 1738. Children, by first 
wife : ' 

i. Samuel, 4 b. March 11, 1714; d. young. 

22. ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 26, 1717. 
iii. Samuel, b. May 19, 1719. 

23. iv. Jacob, b. Jan. 20, 1722. 

11. Joshua 3 March (Hugh, 2 Hugh 1 ), married August 18, 1720, Martha 

Merrill. He died April 27, 1768. Children : 

i. Merrill, 4 b. May 11, 1727; d. Sept. 21, 1736. 

24. ii. Joshua, b. May 23, 1729. 

iii. Anna, b. Aug. 25, 1731; d. May 30, 1736. 
iv. Samuel, b. April 12, 1735; d. Sept. 14, 1738. 
v. Hugh, b. Nov. 21, 1736. 
vi. Martha, d. Jan. 5, 1742. 

25. vii. John. 

12. Trueman 8 March (Hugh, 2 Hugh 1 ). He married, November 14, 

1727, Judith Morse. Children: 

i. Stephen, 4 b. Feb. 18, 1728. 
ii. Trueman, b. Sept. 8, 1731. 

13. JonN 8 March {John? Hugh 1 ) (Lieutenant), (yeoman). Innholder 

in Salisbury in 1718. In Newbury in 1719. Married, August 
19, 1710, Martha Fowler of Salisbury. He married second, April 
5, 1723, Mary Smith. Children, by first wife: 

i. Philip, 4 bapt. March 19, 1712. 

26. ii. John, bapt. October, 1712-13. 
iii. Joseph, b. July 30, 1715. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1717. 

124 March Genealogy. [Jan. 

14. Benjamin 8 March (James, 2 Hugh 1 ). He married, February 10, 

1714, at Kittery, Me., Elizabeth Small, born November 9, 1695, 
daughter of Samuel Small. Child : 

27. i. Samuel. 5 

15. Nathaniel 8 March (James 2 Hugh 1 ) married, March 6, 1717-18, 

Hannah Mors. Children : 

28. i. Enoch, 4 b. April 7, 1720. 

ii. Susanna, b. May 4, 1722; m. Nov. 11, 1741, Moses Pike. 

29. iii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 16, 1723. 
iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 15, 1725. 

v. Jane, b. Aug. 14, 1729 ; m. Feb, 12, 1756, William Carpenter, 
vi. Mercy, b. April 28, 1732. 

16. Joseph 4 March (Hugh* George, 2 Hugh 1 ) married, January 12, 

1715-16, Abigail, daughter of Colonel John March. Children: 

i. Sarah, 5 b. Oct. 12, 1716; m. March 9, 1738, Stephen Hook, 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1719; m. Nov. 26, 1747, Giles Harris, 
iii. Merry, b. Dec. 25, 1720. 
iv. Hugh, b. July 15, 1722. 

30. v. John, b. July 5, 1724. 

31. vi. Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1727. 

vii. Nanne, b. Feb. 19, 1729-30; m. March 25, 1751, Nicholas Oakman. 

viii. Abigail, b. May 9, 1732; m. 1st, Crocker; 2d, July 6, 1771, 

Samuel Baker of Salisbury, 
ix. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1734. 

17. John 4 March (John* George 2 Hugh 1 ). He married Mary . 

He died 1745. His widow afterwards married Woodbury. 

Children : 

i. Martha, 5 b. 1739. 

ii. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1740. 
iii. Molle, b. Aug. 7, 1741. 
iv. Bette, b. Jan. 29, 1742. 

v. Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1744. 

18. Edmund 4 March (John* George 2 Hugh 1 ). Married by the Rev. 

John Newmarch, in Kittery, Me., January 15, 1729-30, to Mary, 
daughter of Pelatiah and Margery Pepperill Whittemore. He was 
a minister. Settled in Amesbury until 1743, when he removed to 
Newbury, where he died 1791. Buried in Amesbury. Children: 

i. Mary, s b. March 31, 1731; d. Dec. 16, 1739. 

32. ii. John, b. July 10, 1735. 
iii. Mary, b. May 13, 1739. 
iv. Pelatiah, b. April 7, 1741. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 17, 1743; m. Sept. 9, 1769, William Blout of 

vi. Ebenezer, b. July 1, 1745; m. Feb. 19, 1772, Abigail Smith, 
vii. Martha, b. Aug. 24, 1749; m. July 5, 1772, James Johnston of 

viii. Jane, b. Aug. 24, 1749; m. Nov. 29, 1770, Joseph Holbrook of 

ix. William, b. Sept. 17, 1751. 

x. Dorothy, b. Aug. 20, 1752; m. July 5, 1772, Robert Bayley. 

xi. Susanna, b. April 9, 1755; m. July 29, 1772, John Evans of Ports- 

19. Clement 4 March (Israel* George 2 Hugh 1 ), Greenland, a physician. 

Colonel of the Horse Guards under Governor Benniug Wentworth. 

1899.] Extracts from English Parish Registers. 125 

For over twenty, years he represented Greenland at the General 
Court. He was one of the original grantees of the towns of Cor- 
nish, N. H., and Norwich, Vt. He married Eleanor Veazey. 
His will was probated June 25, 1777. Children : 

i. Eleanor, 5 b. Nov. 1, 1730; m. March 20, 1748, Maj. William 

Weeks. She d. Nov. 1, 1807. 
ii. Mary, b. 1732 ; m. Aug. 23, 1759, Enoch Clark, 
iii. Martha, b. 1733; m. May 15, 1758, Jonathan Stiekney. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1735; m. March 4, 1753, Col. Joseph Storer. She d. 

Feb. 27, 1790. 
v. George, b. 1737. 

vi. Abigail, b. 1740; m. Dr. Ichabod Weeks. 
vii. Ann, b. 1743 ; m. Dec. 13, 1764, George Brackett. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 1745 ; m. April 14, 1778, Capt. John Salter. 
ix. Thomas. 
x. Sarah. 

33. xi. Clement, b. 1751. 

34. xii. Stephen, b. June 16, 1756. 

Note. — Miss Ellen Gates March, 1414 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 
will be pleased to receive corrections and additions for these earlier genera- 
tions, and material for later generations, for a genealogy of the March family 
in course of preparation. 



Communicated by Rev. John James Raven, D.D., F.S.A., Vicar of Fressingfield, 
England, Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral. 

1598 The marriage of Richard Dowsynge & Rosse Colbie the xxvi of June. 


On looking through the Register of Withersdale, a small parish which 
has been for two centuries annexed to Fressingfield, I found the enclosed 
entries which I send you. 

1673 John Fiske of Fressinfeild widower & Mary Algar marry ed the 

14 th of October. 

Whiff and Thomas Whiff and Elizabeth ffuller of Mendham were mar- 

ffuller ryed Octob 1- 6 

ffuller and William ffuller and Susan Goldsmith of Mendham were mar- 
Goldsmith ryed December 9 

1686 Susan and Elizabeth ffuller twin daughters of William ffuller 

1697 ffuller and Susan his wife were baptized March 28, 1686. 

wfd C ff P U r Nathaniel Catchpole and Ann ffuller were marryed May 2 d . 

126 Extracts from English Parish Registers. [Jan. 

ffuller and Matthew ffuller & Mary Meene were marryed 
Meene Septemb 1 26. 

In the oldest Register of the parish of Tannington, anciently Tatyngton, 
are the accompanying extracts, which may be useful to you. 

Fuller Baptisms. 

1556 Michael, son of Thomas, bapt. 12 May 

1562 Thomas, son of Thomas and Dorothie, bapt. 29 Nov. 

1584 Thomas, son of Thomas & Mary bapt 18 March 

1629 John, son of Samuel & Mary bapt. 18 May 

1630 Samuel 25 Jan. 

1631 Nathaniel 17 Feb. 

1661 Marie d. of Lawrence fuller and his wife b. 14 April 

1663 John s. of 6 March 

1666 Laurence s. of 12 March 

1672 Samuel s. of 11 March 

1678 James s. of 13 Oct. 

1737 Jane d. Samuel & Jane bapt 2 Sept. 

Fuller Marriages. 

1553 Thomas F. to Dorothie Rafe, Widdowe 20 Nov. 
1576 Richard Hurrell to Grace F. 1 June 
1624 Andrew Wretts to Lydia F. 21 Sept. 

Fuller Burials. 

1568 Mary d. of Thomas F. 18 March 

1502 Mary d. of Michaell F. & Margaret ux 25 Dec. 

1595 M r . Thomas F. senior 25 April 

1624 Christin wife of John F. 23 April 

1629 Joseph son of John F. 28 March. 

1633 John F. 25 May 


Abigail d. of W. & Abigail Fisher bapt. 8 Dec. 1618. 

Marie July 14, 1620. 

William s. May 5, 1623. 

Susan d. July 24, 1626. 

Ann d. — Oct. 26, 1628. 

John s. Dec. 6, 1630. 

1639 William Cooke and Margaret ffyske m. 22 April 
1692 Anthony Fiske of Cratfield single man and 

Pleasants Feviere of Brundish single woman m. Oct. 11 

1546 Thomas, son of Richard bapt. Jan. 22. 
1552 Henry Goodwynne m. to Elizabeth Cowper, Dec. 7 
1579 Alexander Goodwynne buried 15 May 
1611 Margery Goodwin buried 7 April. 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 127 



Children of Jedediah and Elizabeth Allen. — In the office of the Secre- 
tary of State, at Trenton, N. J., is the following record, in Liber A of East 
Jersey Patents, etc. 

Record of the births of the children of Jedediah Allen and Elizabeth Allen his 
wife of Shrewsbury born unto them in Sandworth in Plymouth Colony in New 
England and transported himselfe his wife & ten children unto this place of 
East Jersey. 
Pirst his daughter Exparience Allen was born 30 day of Sixth month 1669 
Ephraim 30 10 1670 

Elizabeth 17 8 1672 

Nathan 2 12 1673 

Judah 17 8 1675 

Esther 26 1 1677 

Ralph 7 11 1678 

Henry 24 1 1680 

Mary 15 9 1681 

Patience 8 3 1683 

Paterson, N. J. William Nelson. 

Prudden.— Some years ago I copied the following from a memorial stone 
standing at the head of a grave in the burial grounds attached to the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Newark, N. J. : 

" Here lyes y e Body of y e Rev d Iohn Prudden minister of y e Gospell who de- 
parted this life Dec br 11 th 1725, aged 80 yrs." 

" Nor grace nor favour fills my Reins, — 
Loe room for y e there yet remains." » 

Rev. Mr. Prudden was also the minister of the church at Jamaica, L. I. He 
appears charged with a pint of wine and a loaf of bread in the store account of 
William Mudge at Musceta Cove, 1675, articles probably used for a communion 
service. He was a son of the Rev. Peter Prudden, whose widow is reputed to 
have been the second wife of Col. Thomas Willett. 

Maplewood, JV. J. Daniel N. Carpenter. 

Gorham. — Correction. — In the April (1898) number of the Register, page 
187, the writer stated that David Gorham, brother of Major Joseph Gorham, L^' 

was an officer in the Gorham Rangers, in the Expedition of 1762. This was an 
error, as Captain David Gorham of that expedition was a nephew of Major 
Joseph Gorham. 

Barnstable County Probate Becords, Volume 10, page 126. — " To David Gor- 
ham of Barnstable, in the County of Barnstable aforesaid, Esquire, Greeting, 
Whereas your son David Gorham, Esq., a Lieutenant of Marines, and afterwards 
Captain of the Company of Foot Employed in his Majesties service in the late 
Expedition against the Havannah, under the command of the Right Honorable 
the Earl of Albermarle. Dated at Barnstable the seventh day of June, 1763." 

Frank William Sprague. 

John Rogers. — I suppose that a copy of the book, " John Rogers of Marsh- 
fleld," by Hon. Josiah H. Drummoncl, has been placed in the library of the 
Society. It may be of interest to such readers of this book as are descendants 
of John Rogers, to know that I have in my possession a piece of silver which 
belonged to Joanna (Rogers) Butler, born 1667, died 1745. She is mentioned on 
pages 21 and 22. This bears an inscription, giving her name in full, and the 
date 1708. I am also in possession of the receipt mentioned on page 37. 

These articles have fallen into my hands, as I am a descendant of John Rogers. 

New Bedford, Mass. Edward T. Tucker, M.D. 


128 Notes and Queries, [Jan. 

Wing.— It is worth noting that in the Batchelder Genealogy, a notice of which 
appears on page 287 (April, 1898) of the Register, no mention is made of the 
error in the account of John Wing who married Deborah Bachiler. The com- 
piler is evidently not aware of Mr. Waters's " finds " (in 1891) of the wills of 
Matthew and John Wing, the latter proving beyond doubt that the husband of 
Deborah (Bachiler) Wing never came to this country. The compiler, however, 
gives a full account of the doings of this John Wing in Massachusetts— all of 
which should be ascribed to his son John. C. Howard Colket. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Abel Porter. — " Administration on goods and chattels of Abel Porter junr 
late of Boston deceased in a voyage from Scotland towards East Jersey granted 
unto Hannah his relict widow at Boston in New England March 4, 1685-6 Cap- 
tain Andrew Belcher of Charlestown in New England mariner attorney to Han- 
nah Porter &c. substitutes Miles Foster of Amboy Perth in the county of Mid- 
dlesex as his attorney April 20, 1686." 

The foregoing may interest your readers. William Nelson. 

Guthing. — Through the courtesy of Mr. Sheldon Tilt, of Demarest, New 
Jersey, I have received a copy of an epitaph found in one of the old grave- 
yards at Tappan, New York. In these days of the Sons and the Daughters, 
etc., it is pretty sure to interest somebody. The inscription is as follows : 

" Lemuel Guthing of an honorable family in Plymouth County, New England, 
Surgeon of the 23 Reg. in the service of the United States of America. He 
finished a valuable life Oct. 28, 1776. Age 32 yrs." Samuel A. Green. 



Willard. — Information is wanted concerning the ancestry of Daniel Willard, 
who, with three brothers, is said to have removed from New England and set- 
tled at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y., before the Revolution. 

His grandson stated that the family formerly resided about ten miles from 
Boston, also that they lived at a place called " Hoberth." Daniel Willard was 
probably born between 1740 and 1750. His wife, Anna Marvin, was baptized 
at Wilton, Conn., in 1747. She was the daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Betts) 
Marvin, and as her parents removed to Sharon, Conn., it is probable that they 
were married near there, or at Stillwater. They are said to have had four 
children, Jesse, Rhoda, Julius (born at Stillwater, July 28th, 1771), and Anna. 
The family removed to Zoar, Franklin Co., Mass., before 1780, where Daniel 
Willard died, and his widow married a second husband named Adams or Pierce. 

403 West 126th Street, New York. R. L. Richardson. 

Jennings.— Information is requested of the parentage, place and date of birth 
of Zebulon Jennings, administration of whose estate was granted to his widow 
(second wife) Rebecca (Squier) Jennings and Dr. Jedediah Swan, November 
27, 1777, at Bernardtown, N. J. 

Zebulon Jennings bequeaths a plantation in the borough of Elizabeth, County 
of Essex, East Div., N. J. How did he obtain this plantation — by purchase, 
or by grant? Where was it located? W. H. Jennings, 

172 N. Washington Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Editor Jennings Family History. 

Bass. — Jeremiah Bass was an early settler near the present village of North- 
ville, Fulton County, New York, and died there, leaving a large family. In- 
formation regarding his ancestry, in addition to that contained in " The Whitney 
Family of Connecticut," or of sources whence it can be obtained, would be 
thankfully received by Charles E. Slocum, M.D. 

Defiance, Ohio. 

899.] Notes and Queries. 129 

Greene.— William Greene died October 7, 1685, Plymouth, Mass. Did he 
larry Elizabeth Warren (daughter of Nathaniel and granddaughter of Richard 
Varren of the Mayflower), who was born September 5, 1654? Was he related 
3 the William Greene of Plymouth, Eng., in the Board of Adventurers who 
icled the colonists? Was he related to William Greene who married at Ply- 
louth, Desire, daughter of John Bacon, Esq., of Barnstable? 

R. H. Greene, N. Y. C. 

Roe.— Benjamin Roe, born September, 1759, and Mary Ware, born October, 
765, were married in Newburgh, N. Y., by Rev. John Close, June 30, 1782. 
'he undersigned is anxious to learn the names of the immediate ancestors of 
lenjamin Roe and Mary Ware or either of them. Benjamin had three brothers, 
ohn, Stephen and Charles. P. H. Mason. 

1321 B Street, Washington, D. C. 

Simonds. — In Orford, Grafton County, N. H., once lived Nathaniel Simonds, 
pho was born about 1762-3; he married Mary Swift and had ten children, 
mong whom were Jehiel Hall, Joshua Moody, Simeon. His son Nathaniel went 
o Piermont, Grafton County, N. H. ; married Fanny Carr. Whence came 
fathaniel the first? Who was his father? His mother? 

Boston, Mass. Miss Emily Wilder Leavitt. 

Abram Paine. — Who has a copy of will of Abram or Abraham Paine, Nine 
'artners, in 1750? Who were parents of Mary Paine (1735), who married 1751, 
< T oah Hopkins (1730), son of Stephen and Jemima Brown Hopkins, all of Nine 
'artners? Lewis Cheesman Hopkins. 

66 Broadway, New York City. 

Miscellaneous Queries, No. I. — • 

1. Grissell, Griswold. Wanted, lineage of Elizabeth, daughter of Francis 
rrissell (or Griswold) of Charlestown, who married Jonah Palmer, son of 

2. Kendrick, Palmer. Lineage of Elizabeth, daughter of George Kendrick, 
pho married, in Rehoboth, May 25, 1689, Jonah Palmer, Jr. 

3. French. Lineage of John French of Topsfleld, called a tailor. Adminis- 
ration on his estate was granted his eldest son John, Aug. 25, 1707. 

4. French. Name and lineage of Phebe, wife of above John French of Tops- 

5. French. Name and lineage of Elizabeth, wife of John French Jr., son 
>f above. She died in Norwich, Conn., April 6, 1730, and her husband died 
here fourteen days later. Zoeth S. Eldredge. 

Bohemian Club, San Francisco, Cal. 

Miscellaneous Queries, No. II. — 

James Rogers. — It is earnestly requested that all persons possessing records 
n old family Bibles of births, marriages and deaths, also copies of old papers, 
leecls, wills, etc., etc., in fact any information relating to James Rogers (who 
ame to this country in the ship "Increase," in 1635), of his ancestors, and 
limself, and his descendants, will kindly write to and share their information 
s soon as possible with Mrs. Augusta I. Hicks of Piqua, Ohio. 

Bowley.—C&n any one tell me the full name of Mary ( ) the wife of 

loses Rowley, Jr.? He was the great grandson of Edward Fuller who came in 

he " Mayflower." Mary ( ) Rowley, wife of Moses, Jr., died at East Ilad- 

lam, Conn., June 9, 1764. I am anxious to learn her surname and full names of 
ter father and of her mother, and her dates of birth and marriage to Moses 
iowley, Jr. He was born at Barnstable, Mass., March 10, 1654. A. I. Hicks. 

Can any one tell me the surname of Mary ( ), wife of Samuel Curtise or 

Curtis? Samuel Curtise was born at Southold, Long Island, N. Y., 1681, and 

emoved to Hebron, Conn., about 1700, and married Mary ( ), Jan. 6, 

702-3. Am anxious to learn her surname, also full names of her father and 

130 JS~otes and Queries, [Jan. 

of her mother, and the date of her birth. Will be grateful for any information, 
no matter how little, of Mary ( ) Curtise or Curtis' ancestors. A. I. H. 

Miscellaneous Queries, No. III. — 

1. Ames. Is anything known of the parentage and ancestry of William 

2. Wanted, the war record of Ebenezer Ames (1739-1779) who, it is said, was 
a soldier in the Revolution and was killed in 1779. 

3. Ashmun. The ancestry of Harriet Ashmun (Michigan family) who mar- 
ried Charles Ames (1796-1827). 

4. Dudley. The parentage and ancestry of Mehitable Dudley w T ho married 
James Bushnell of Saybrook, Conn. She was born in 1718. 

5. Waite. The parentage and ancestry of Chloe Waite (1738-1832) who mar- 
ried Alexander Bushnell of Lyme, son of the above James. 

Morristown, N. J. Joseph B. Ames. 


Batt and Bayes {ante, vol. 52, page 321). — My attention has been attracted 
to J. H. Lea's article in the July Register, on the Batt Family, because of the 
association of that name with one of the early families on this island. 

Thomas Bayes, of Edgartown, Mass., in his will, dated Feb. 14, 1679-80, 
names "my wife Ann Bayes," " Hannah Bridges, my daughter," "my two 
daughters Mary, the now wife of Joseph Norton, and Anna, the wife of Andrew 
Newcomb," " their brother deceased," "my daughter Ruth, wife of Isaack Nor- 
ton," " the children of my daughter Abigail, deceased," " my wife and Thomas 
Mayhew, Junior, executors and administrators." Thomas Bayes married Anna 
Baker, Oct. 26, 1639, at Dedham. Their daughter Ruth was born in Dedham 
2 (5) 1643. Their son Thomas was born in Boston 1 (1) 1645. Thomas Bayes 
came to the Vineyard before 1653. His son Thomas Bayes, Junior, died Nov. 
17, 1669, unmarried. 

Whom " daughter Abigail" married and the names of her children were long 
a mystery. Finally I stumbled upon this clue. In vol. 1, page 227, of the Land 
Records of Dukes County, under date of March 16, 1696-7, Timothy Batt, of 
Boston, cordwainer, son of Timothy Batt, of Boston, lately deceased, gives 
power of attorney to Mr. James Breading, of South Hampton, N. Y., names 
"my fathers estate" and "the legacy that was left me by my grandmother 
Bayes, of Martha's Vineyard, deceased." 

Timothy Batt was doubtless the husband of Abigail Bayes and Timothy Batt, 
Jr., one of the children named in the will of Thomas Bayes. Owing to the loss 
of early records much is hidden that we would be glad to know. The date of 
the death of Thomas Bayes is not known, but it was between Feb. 14 and May 
31, 1680, — the date of the will and the date when the inventory was rendered. 
His testimony, given in June, 1679, states that he was then 64 years of age. 
Anna Bayes, widow, was living in August, 1681. According to the statement made 
by Timothy Batt she must have died before March, 1696-7. If she left a will 
I find no record of it in the probate office at Edgartown. The foregoing may 
be of interest to J. H. Lea and others, if, as may be the case, the maiden name 
of Abigail Batt is unknown. In January, 1671-2, Timothy Batt's name is men- 
tioned in connection with the settlement of the estate of Hackoliah Bridges who 
was drowned at Gay Head. Harriet M. Tease. 

Edgartown, Mass. 

Bobson.— The will of Thomas Hobson, given on page 487-8 of the Register 
for L898, is also found in the collection in the British Museum, Harl. Mss. 4115. 
His l)ii rial is noted in the register of St. Benedict, Cambridge, 12 Jan., 1630-1. 
The burial of a sister Mistress Davis is noted 24 Oct., 1621. 

His father was a carrier and bequeathed to him his cart and eight horses &c. 
The son continued the business, and carried letters under license of the Univer- 
sity as well. He made monthly trips between Cambridge and the Bull Inn, in 

.899.] Notes and Queries. 131 

Jishopgate, London. His rnle was to furnish the horse next the stable door, 
ach in his turn, "this or none" ; thus the saying "Hobson's choice." His portrait 
s extant taken from a fresco once in the Bull Inn. 

He was born about 1544, and died 1 Jan., 1630-1. Two epitaphs were written 
ipon him by Milton. He became rich by his business, and contributed £50 to the 
oau to James I. In 1626 he gave a large bible to the Church of St. Benedict, 
le gave to the town and university, in 1628, the site of the Spinning House 
>r "Hobson's Workhouse," on St. Andrew's St., and on his death £100 for its 
naintenance. Walter K. Watkins. 

Petition of Capt. William Traske of Salem, Mass.— The petition of Cap- 
bain Traske, singularly, without date, relative to compensation for services in 
;he Fequod expedition, in the year 1637, is strangely placed in the index to one 
pf the bound volumes of papers in the Massachusetts Archives, vol. xxx., page 
39, after the 21st of October, 1661, leading one to suppose the petition itself 
might have been sent to the Court about the same time, whereas the petition 
must have preceded the grant of three years previous, dated the 19th of October, 
1658, and was doubtless the only one sent by the Captain to the Court, in regard 
to this noted military campaign. 

The date of 1661, Register, vi. 370, repeated in the current volume for Jan- 
uary, 1899, page 51, must therefore be incorrect, as also the idea that another 
and later petition was sent by Capt. Traske, to the Court, relative to the same 

After a careful examination, the above view of it has been adopted. 

William B. Trask. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Sewall's Record Book of Marriages. — The following is from the Suffolk 
County Court Files, Boston, folio 4814 : 

"October 12 th 1691, Thomas Dean and Jane Stedman, widow were joined to- 
gether in marriage j3 Samuel Sewall Assitt. 

The foregoing is a true copie taken out of my Book of Records for Marriages 
as attests Samuel Sewall 

Boston of the Mass.. [sic'] 
Sept. 30. 1700. 

K. [Note?] Richard Talley & Sarah his wife, Mary Hale, witnessed the con- 
sent of Prudence Scammon the Brides mother. S. Sewall." 

There are several points in this document worth noting. First, it refers to 
a "Book of Records of Marriages" kept by Judge Samuel Sewall. If this 
" Book of Records" could only be found, it would without doubt add to our 
knowledge of the marital affairs of two centuries ago. Second, this document 
adds a marriage date to Boston town records. Third, it has been known that 
the wife of Thomas Dean was Jane, the daughter of Richard and Prudence 
[Waldern] Scammon, but it was not known before that she had had a previous 
marriage. It now appears that she had been the wife of a Thomas Stedman, 
and to whom was born in Boston, January 8, 1687, a son Thomas. 

This document was in a case which had to do with the settlement of the estate 
of Elizabeth, widow of John Saffin, Esq., who had previously been the wife of 
Peter Lydgate, and who was a sister of Richard Scammon of Exeter. Mrs. 
Saffin, in her will, April 14, 1692, gave a bequest to her niece, Jane Dean. For an 
account of the descendants of Thomas Dean and wife Jane, vide Register, 
July, 1883, p. 288, by one of them, our esteemed editor, John Ward Dean. 

Somerville, Mass. Anson Titus. 

Old Colony Inscriptions. — Mr. Charles M. Thatcher, of Middleboro,' Mass., 
has gathered from the inscriptions of 120 cemeteries the dates of deaths of over 
eight thousand persons. His work includes all the inscriptions prior to 1850, 
in Middleboro', Lakeville, Carver, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Pembroke, 
Rochester, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett and Wareham, and part of those 
in Raynham, Taunton and Bridgewater. These are arranged in alphabetical 
order by cemeteries, and Mr. Thatcher supplies copies to family historians. 

132 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Index to Bisnop Meade's Virginia Families. — In 1857 was published by 
J. B. Lippincott & Co. of Philadelphia, in two volumes octavo, the "Old 
Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia," by Rt. Rev. William Meade, 
D.D., Bishop of Virginia. It has proved a valuable assistance to students of 
the history and genealogy of Virginia. It lacks, however, an index to its con- 
tents. A manuscript index to the work was prepared for and presented to the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, in 1895, by Mr. George Burroughs 
of Boston. The late Joseph M. Toner, M.D., of Washington, D. C, prepared 
one for his own use, which he left in manuscript, and the Southern History 
Association of Washington, of which Dr. J. L. M. Curry is president, propose 
to publish a small edition. It will make about 50 pages, 8vo, double columns, 
brevier type, heavy paper, similar in general style to the publications of the 
Association. It will be sold in cloth for one dollar a copy. Address Colyer 
Meriwether, Secretary, P. O. Box 665, Washington, D. C. 

Washburn Genealogy. — A volume of genealogy devoted to a branch of the 
Washburn family is in press and will appear soon. It will give the line from 
John Washburn the emigrant to the present clay, and a full record of the de- 
scendants of Israel Washburn of Raynham (1755-1841). It includes the seven 
Washburn brothers who were born at Livermore, Maine, and also the line of 
Gov. Emory Washburn, of Massachusetts, " The Norland's " Livermore and the 
old Wicherforcl Church at Worcestershire, England, in which many Washbournes 
are buried. It also devotes some twenty pages to the Washbonrne family in 
England. [It may be obtained from the Lewiston Journal Company, Lewiston, 
Maine, or from Mrs. J. C. Washburn, North Livermore, Maine. Price, $5.00.] 

A new Genealogical Magazine. — The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants will begin the publication of a quarterly magazine in January, 
1899, under the name of " The Mayflower, a Quarterly Magazine devoted to the 
History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Passengers and their Descendants." 
George Ernest Bowman, Esq., Secretary of the Society, is the editor. Further 
information may be had by addressing the editor at 623 Tremont Building, 
Boston, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the it. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Brewster. — Miss Emma C. B. Jones of Walnut Hills', Cincinnati, Ohio, has 
undertaken to compile a complete record of the Brewster Family, descended 
from Elder William Brewster. Circulars giving information about her work 
and blanks for filling out family records may be had of Miss Jones upon 

Cotton. — Frank E. Cotton, Esq., of Woburn, Mass., is writing a history of 
the families descended from Rev. John Cotton of Boston, William Cotton of 
Portsmouth, N. H., and Leonard Cotton of Newburyport, Mass. 

Eddy.— A genealogy of the descendants of Nathan and Eunice (Sampson) 
Eddy of Middleboro', Mass., and Rutland Co., Vermont, is being compiled by 
Byron B. Ilorton of Sheffield, Penn. Besides a complete record of their descen- 
dants in female as well as male lines, the work will contain a full account of 
Nathan Eddy's Eddy and Alden ancestry and of Eunice Sampson's descent from 
the Sampson, Standish and Alden families. It is intended also to give, as far 
as possible, the ancestry in brief of persons who have married Eddy descen- 
dants, thus making the genealogy of special interest to all persons in this line. 

Fillebrown. — Rev. C. L. Fillebrown (31 Grape Street, Maiden, Mass.) is writ- 
ing a history of the family whose progenitor was Thomas Fillebrown of Maiden, 

1899.] Book Notices. 133 

Ide. — Mr. Herbert C. Icle of Webster, Mass., is writing a history of the family 
descended from Nicholas Ide of liehoboth. 

Ingalls. — Mr. Charles Burleigh of Maiden, Mass., has in preparation a genea- 
logy of the Ingalls family. 

Ingraham. — A genealogy of the Ingraham Family is in preparation by R. H. 
Ingraham, Esq., of Niles, Trumbull Co., Ohio. (P. O. Box 1118.) 

Jennings. — William Henry Jennings (172 N. Washington Ave., Columbus, O.) 
has nearly ready for publication a genealogy of the Jennings Family of New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. Brief accounts of other families bearing the name and 
of allied families will be included in the work. It is expected to make an octavo 
volume of about 300 pages. Price to advance subscribers, $ 5.00. 

Skiff. — R. F. Skiff of Walker, Iowa, has in preparation a genealogy of the 
family of this name descended from James Skiff of Sandwich, Mass. 

Waterman — Mr. George Thurston Waterman of the New York State Library, 
Albany, N. Y., is collecting data for a genealogy of the Waterman Family. 


[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

TJie History of Maiden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785. By Deloraine Pendre 

Corey. Maiden. 1899. 8vo. pp. xvii.+870. 

The author states in his preface that he has been forty-five years collecting 
the material for this volume, and the result is a history far &bove the average 
town history in every respect. He has the instinct of a true historian, and 
this book is a noble gift to the public, and an enduring monument to Mr. Corey. 
His style is good, and he is an entertaining writer, filled with love of his sub- 
ject, and one who knows just how much to quote verbatim from the early 
records. Unlike many historical scholars, he realizes the importance of giving 
his authorities, and the work is admirable and evidently prepared with the 
greatest thoroughness and care. There are appropriate illustrations and fac- 
similes of autographs, and no expense or labor has been spared. As a picture 
of life prior to 1785 it is a model, and no town history is better, and only a few, 
such as Smith's History of Dover in this State, can compare with it, and most 
of them are smaller books. The author promises, if his life is spared long 
enough, to publish " a genealogical account of the old families of Maiden " as a 
companion volume. We trust that he will do so, and have only one suggestion 
to offer, which is that in connection with the genealogies he should give lists of 
the early town officers, and of the deacons of the churches. Several ancestors 
of the writer of this notice lived in Maiden in ancient days, and it is interesting 
to know who were the officials, including the assessors and constables, in an 
old town. 

By George Kuhn Clarjce, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

TJie National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, being the History of the United 
States as illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders and Defenders of the 
Bepublic, and of the Men and Women who are doing the Work and moulding 
the Thought of the Present Time. Edited by distinguished Biographers, se- 
lected from eacli State ; revised and approved by the most eminent Historians, 
Scholars and Statesmen of the Day. Vol. VIII. New York. 1898. 4to. 
pp. 530. Illustrated. 

A cyclopaedia being a circle of instruction, and a circle, in this application, 
implying all-inclusive completeness, the name is most significantly applicable to 
a work that, in relation to American biography and incidentally also to Ameri- 
can history, is complete in the widest import of the word. The adoption of 
the analytical index system, instead of the alphabetical or chronological, allows Book Notices. [Jan. 

the editors a peculiar elasticity in arrangement, articles being published when 
compiled, portraying contemporary as well as historical personages, so that 
each Issue has an attractively present-day aspect. Every volume, moreover, 
baa a full index of all the volumes published. The grouping of individuals 
according to professions, offices, and the like, is an original and very serviceable 
feature of the plan. The number of portraits is remarkable, all accredited 
likenesses, entitling the collection, — a thousand, at least, in each volume, — to 
be regarded as a national portrait gallery unequalled in any country. 

< »ii this volume's list of contributors and revisers are such names as Lyman 
Abbott, Pres. Eliot, Col. Iligginson, Frank B. Sanborn, John Burroughs, T. V. 
Powderly, Noah Porter, Prof. Le Conte. Indeed, such is the literary as well 
as utilitarian quality of this publication that it may well be considered a dis- 
tinctive illustration of that American spirit whose many phases it so strikingly 

As to its mechanical finish, it has not inaptly been designated as de luxe. The 
frontispiece of the present volume, the portrait of a Mormon, is characteristic 
both of the artistic level and the truly American catholicity of a work which 
has secured perfect justice in the treatment of every subject which its pages 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

Collections of the South Carolina Historical Society. Volume V. Published by 
the South Carolina Historical Society. Charleston : 1897. 8vo. pp. 543. 

This volume includes the Shaftesbury Papers and other very valuable records 
relating to the history of the Province of Carolina, and also an admirable ad- 
dress by Joseph YV. Barnwell, Esq., a member of the South Carolina Historical 

It was greatly to the credit of the brave Carolinians that they defended their 
settlement so well. For nearly ninety years the Spaniards at St. Augustine, 
the French at Mobile, and the powerful Tuscarora Indians in the north country, 
kept the province in a continual state of alarm. In this work many of the 
family names of which Carolinians (nay, all Americans) are so justly proud, the 
very flower of southern chivalry, are referred to. What student of our history 
would fail to honor such names as these : Gadsden, Drayton, Rutledge, Lau- 
rens, Pinckney, Barnwell, McCrady, Pringle, D'Oyley, Moultrie, Marion, Sum- 
ter, Pickens and Calhoun, Cheves, Lowndes, McDuffie, Petigru and Legare? 

A wondrous charm invests the history of our colonial period, surely no small 
part of our national history or of that of the whole sturdy English-speaking peo- 
ple. The student of the splendid history of our race may in review call up the 
solemn procession of the years that are past, and surely may in reviewing this 
far-reaching procession idealize the events of long ago. Here the imagination 
may roam untrammeled by the petty minutiae, the lesser facts and details of 
history. The student of history should approach it, not in the mere scientific 
spirit, but should seek to obtain from it the broader, fuller, richer teachings 
which it never fails to yield to patient, reverent study. So pursued, it will 
furnish constant stimulus to the mental faculties (nay, even to the spiritual 
faculties) of man; so pursued, we shall not fail to see the hand of divine Prov- 
idence ever shaping and directing the onward course of events. 

By Daniel llollins, Esq., of Boston. 

Vital Record of Bhode Island. 1G36-1850. Vol. X. Town and Church. By 
James N. Arnold. Pages 1.-+-562. Providence, R.\. Price, $7.50. 
We are pleased that this work has been so well received by the public as to 
warrant its compiler to continue its publication to so large a number of volumes. 
It is very gratifying to realize that such a work can be successfully published. 
The copy on our table is in constant use, very few days passing without re- 
moving it from our shelf. This constant use is a proof that the work has 
merit which is duly appreciated by those who read and examine its pages. 

To compile such a mass of historic genealogical matter is no easy ta-^k. 
neither is it an easy matter to collect the material. To do this is to take upon 
himself a difficult work ; and when is added to this a successful publication, 
then it is one begins to realize just what Mr. Arnold has done. lie lets 
worked as Done others would work, he has spared himself no pains, he has had 
an eye single to one purpose and to this purpose he has sternly adhered. As a 


Booh Notices. 135 

result of this adherence, his work has now reached in the aggregate more than 
7000 large imperial pages. 

The Register has noted in these pages, from time to time, the several vol- 
umes as they have appeared, and invariably has spoken favorably. In this 
present volume we note that the compiler keeps the interest up. He seems 
gifted for this special work, which we honestly hope he will be able to finish 
in every way satisfactory to himself. * * * 

\Loom and Spindle, or Life among the Early Mill Girls, with a Sketch of the 
11 Lowell Offering" and Some of its Contributors. By Harriet II. Robinson. 
Introduction bv the Honorable Carroll D. Wrigiit. New York and Boston : 
Thomas Y. Cfowell & Company. [1898. J 18mo. pp. vii.+216. Price in 
cloth, $1.25. 

This is truly an interesting volume. It has been written by one perfectly 
acquainted with the subject. She is familiar with the whole history of factory 
life in New England and its surroundings. She was an early contributor 
to the " Lowell Ottering," and gives brief sketches of the lives of its prominent 
contributors. Mr. Wright, in his Introduction, remarks: "Their lives em- 
phasize the fact that the modern system of industry has exercised a wonderful 
influence in securing intellectual stimulation, and in dignifying every honest 
calling." The reader of this book will glean from its pages a high estimate of 
the factory girls in Lowell some sixty years ago. 

Mrs. Robinson has contributed to the Register a life of her husband, the 
late William S. Robinson, and other articles from her pen are found in its pages. 
She is also the author of several volumes, which have won praise from able 
pens. Among her books are " Warrington Pen Portraits," " Massachusetts in 
the Woman Suffrage Movement " and " The New Pandora." 

The Journal of the American- Irish Historical Society. Edited by Thomas Ham- 
ilton Murray, Secretary-General, and Thomas Bonaventure Lawlkr, 

Librarian-Archivist. Volume I. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 13G. 

This society sustains the same general relation to Americans of Irish descent 
that the Huguenot Society of America and the Holland Society sustain respec- 
tively to our countrymen of French and Dutch ancestry. The "Journal" 
gives ;i detailed account of the organization of the society in Boston on the 20th 
of June, 1897, of the subsequent meetings held during that year, and of the first 
annual meeting on the 17th of February, 1898. That the Society fully recog- 
nizes the importance of the objects for the accomplishment of which it was 
formed, may be inferred by a reference to some of the papers that have been 
at its meetings. Among these we note: " The Irish Bacons who settled at 
Dedham, Mass.. in K;40," " John Sullivan and the Capture of tin; Powder at 
Newcastle," "The Irish Ethnologically Considered," "The Saxon and the 
Celt" and "American History as it is Falsified." The book is handsomely 
printed, substantially bound, and is embellished with the portraits of Rear-Ad- 
miral R. W. Meade, the first President-General of the Society, Theodore Roose- 
velt, Thomas Hamilton Murray, John C. Linehan, James Jeffrey Roche, Thomas 
la Hmmet, and twenty-six other members and patrons of the society. I'n- 
we greatly err, the Inspiring Leaders of this organization are its Secretary- 
eral, Thomas Hamilton Murray. Esq., and .John c. Linehan, its Governor- 
General. The field is an important one, and under their guidance we believe it 
will be well tilled. 
By '>n Roswvll Randall Hoes, U. S. Navy, A.M. 

- in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dedication of the sixth Meeting House % 
Thursday, May 6, 1897. 8vo. pages 57. George n. Bills, printer, l n Franklin 
reet, Boston. | L898.] 

The former meet Ing-house of the Pirsl Parish, In Dorchester, haying been 

d by fire on the morning of Feb. .{, 1896, it wraa voted by I be members <>r 
the Parish on the 171I1 of tie- same month, "that a meeting-house should be 
built intially on the old Line ;i> to exterl The rote was carried out, 

and the result, in outward appearance, is thai the new house resembles the old 
one-, tie- cost, h--- than 60,000 dollars. The pulpit is the one, originally, in the 
old West Church, Boston, familiarly known to older people by the pastor 
for many years, of the Rev. Charles Lowell, D.D., father «»f the Late James 

136 Book Notices. [J 


Russell Lowell. The bell, as re-cast, on the new building, bears the mot 
"Amorem Deo ETominiqne Sono," — I proclaim love to God and man. 

The exercises at dedication were : Report of Building Committee &c. ; Prayei 
by the Rev. Arthur Little, D.D., of the Second Church; responsive readi 
Rev. Charles A. Humphreys; dedicatory prayer, Rev. James De Normandi 
Scripture reading, Rev. Samuel J. Barrows; Sermon by Rev. C. C. Ever 
13.1). ; Prayer, Rev. C. R. Eliot, with the singing of appropriate hymns for 
occasion. In the evening the services were conducted by Rev. Edward H. H 
Rev. Richard W. Boynton, Mrs. Emily A. Fifield, Rev. Edward Everett H 
D.D., Edward D. Mead, Esq., Rev. E. R. Shippen and Rev. William H. Ly 
P.I). The sermon preached by Mr. Shippen on the following Sunday, is alsc 

The title page of the pamphlet furnishes the following information : 

" First meeting-house built in 1631, near the corner of Pleasant and Cottage 
Streets; Second meeting-house built iu 1646, same locality; moved in 1673 tc 
Meeting-IIouse Hill; Third meeting-house built in 1678, Meeting-House Hill; 
Fourth meeting-house built in 1744, Meeting-House Hill; Fifth meeting-house 
built in 1816, Meeting-House Hill." 

By William B. Trash, A.M., of Dorchester, Mass. 

History and Boster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5. Prepared under 
authority of the General Assembly of Maryland, by L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. 
Jarrett, Geo. W. F. Vernon, State Commissioners. Volume 1, 1898. Press of 
Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., Baltimore, Md. 4to, pp. 834. 

The State of Maryland has rendered patriotic service in the publication of the 
records of its soldiers in the Civil War. It was no easy task, as many of the 
company and regimental rolls had been destroyed, or very many incomplete. Bat 
with the records in the Adjutant General's office at Annapolis and at the War 
Department, Washington, D. C, serving as a basis, and by means of circulars 
for information, there has been made a "Roll" fit to do honor to any State. 
The method of arrangement of the roll was after that adopted by Pennsylvania, 
and modified somewhat by the plan of Minnesota. The committee having the 
compilation, arrangement and publication in charge were General L. Allison 
Wilmer, Adjutant General of Maryland; Dr. James H. Jarrett, late Surgeon 7th 
Regiment Infantry, Maryland Volunteers; and Colonel George W. F. Vernon, 
of late Cole's Cavalry, Maryland Volunteers. This committee are pronounced in 
giving Colonel Vernon a generous credit for his painstaking care in clerical work 
and his service as historian of the several regiments. There are 62,959 names 
of soldiers and sailors who served from Maryland. The first volume has just 
been issued, and embraces those troops distinctively recognized as Maryland 
soldiers ; the second volume is to embrace all sailors, marines aud colored troops 
from this state who served the cause of the Union. 

By the Bev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

Early Becorders and Begisters of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 

1639-1735. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Cambridge. ' 1898. 8vo. pp.52. 

[Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Societv for 

May, 1898.] 

In the introduction to the first volume of the printed Suffolk Deeds, Mr. Has- 
sam gave certain extracts from the Massachusetts Colony Records showing the 
gradual development of the present system of recording transfers of real estate. 
The purpose of the monograph before us is to exhibit the result of researches 
in regard to those who in an official capacity administered this system in the 
County of Suffolk from 1639 to 1735. During this first century of its existence, 
the office was occupied successively by Stephen Winthrop, William Aspinwall, 
Edward Rawson, Freegrace Bendall, John Davenport, Isaac Addington, Edward 
Randolph, Daniel Allin, Thomas Dudley, Joseph Webb, Addington Davenport 
and John Ballantine. 

These biographical sketches are compiled from original sources of informa- 
tion, and are a revelation as to the wealth of biographical data to be found in 
our early records and historical literature. Each biography includes the parent- 
age of the subject, when known, a facsimile of his autograph, copious extracts 
! rom authentic sources, skillfully woven together by this able antiquary, and a 
brief account of the recorder's immediate family. 

1899.] Book Notices. 137 

The Life of John Paterson, Major General in the Revolutionary Army. By his 
great-grandson, Thomas Egleston, LL.D., Emeritus Professor of Mineralogy 
and Metallurgy in the School of Mines of Columbia University, New York ; 
Officer of the Legion of Honor of France. Illustrated. Second edition, re- 
vised and enlarged. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York, 27 West Twenty- 
Third Street : London, 24 Bedford Street, Strand. The Knickerbocker Press. 

In 1894 Professor Egleston published a first edition of the biography of Major 
General John Paterson, which volume was noticed in Register, 1895, page 361 ; 
but its publication attracting the attention of students of the War for Independ- 
ence, there came to his knowledge the existence of unpublished letters to and 
from General Paterson, with leading generals, of sufficient interest and fullness 
as to appeal for a second edition. This was heartily entered upon by Professor 
Egleston. Chapters were recast and the new letters and abstracts from new- 
found Orderly Books inserted, so that this edition is superior to the first, and 
brings to clearer view ons of the strong and loyal men upon whom General 
Washington leaned for counsel from the outbreak of the war to the proclama- 
tion of peace. Six illustrations are added to the former edition, among which 
is a map of the fortifications upon and near Prospect Hill, by Mr. C. D. Elliot 
of Somerville. This map is a genuine contribution to the cartography of the 
siege of Boston. This biography is a fine specimen of an historical study. It 
would be well if there were other studies of like loyal men of the Revolution. 
Students of American history will find in this volume material found in no other 
publication and cannot be neglected. 
By the Rev. Anson Titus, of Somerville. 

List of Parish Registers and other Genealogical Works. Edited by Frederick 

Arthur Crisp. 1898. Fcp. folio pp. 51. Address, Frederick Arthur Crisp. 

Esq., Grove Park, Denmark Hill, London, S. E. 

Mr. Crisp of London, England, has prepared and printed at his private press 
a List of the Parish Registers and other genealogical works that have issued 
from his press. The parish registers and wills are arranged under the different 
counties, and the visitations under the several volumes. A description of the 
several volumes is given with the number printed of each volume, the price at 
which they were issued, the number remaining unsold, if any, and other par- 
ticulars. Each parish has a printed list of surnames found in its register, 
alphabetically arranged. The other volumes are treated in the same manner as 
are the appended volumes on his family of Crispe, four volumes, and his Frag- 
menta Genealogica. 

The volume will be of great assistance to students of family history, and par- 
ticularly to those who use Mr. Crisp's valuable series of books. 

South Britain [Conn.] Sketches and Records. By W. C. Sharpe. Record Print, 
Seymour, Conn. 1898. 8vo. pp. 167. Price $2.10 postpaid. 
This book contains much valuable genealogical data from local church records 
and cemeteries, and brief accounts of the following families : — Allen, Averill, 
Barnes, Bassett, Booth, Bradley, Bray, Canfield, Downs, Edmonds, French, 
Gilbert, Guthrie, Hann, Hayes, Hendryx, Hill, Mitchell, Pierce, Piatt, Post, 

Russell, Skeels, Stoddard, Tuttle, Wagner, Wakeley, Ward and Warner. 

* j. * 

The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789. Tran- 
scribed and published by Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne. Richmond, 
Va. : Privately printed. 1898. 8vo. pp. 419. Edition of 500 copies, num- 
bered and signed. Price, $8. 

Virginia is more than holding her own in the historical and genealogical field. 
This " Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish," as reproduced by the care- 
ful hand of Mr. Chamberlayne, furnishes a genealogical tool of exceptional 
value, and one that cannot fail to be appreciated by the large class of scholars 
to which it appeals. It is all the more welcome from the fact that for many 
years the original manuscript was supposed to be lost, and has only recently 
been found. It contains the minutes of all vestry meetings between October 
30, 1720, and April 18, 1789, except those held between October 28, 1722 and 
November 11, 1723, the two leaves covering this period having been torn out. 
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138 Book JVotices. [Jan. 

It also includes a register of births, baptisms and deaths, the earliest and latest 
recorded dates of which are April 12, 1685, and March 9, 1798. The compiler 
has -wisely reproduced the original manuscript with " all eccentricities of ab- 
breviation and punctuation, as well as all mistakes." A carefully prepared 
index greatly adds to the usefulness of the work. We sincerely trust that Mr. 
Chamberlayne will continue his valuable services and reproduce other parish 
records of the " Old Dominion." 
By Chaplain Boswell Randall Hoes, U. S. Navy, A.M. 

Chronicles of New Haven Green, from 1638 to 1862 ; a Series of Papers read 
before the New Haven Colony Historical /Society. By Henry T. Blake. New 
Haven. 1898. 8vo. pp. 280. Maps and Illustrations. 

This volume is made up, as the title indicates, of eight papers, now revised 
and partly rewritten, to each of which are added notes supplying a page or two 
of comment or explanation. The papers treat respectively of the Green as a 
public square, a political and civic forum, a religious and ecclesiastical arena, 
a parade ground, a seat of judicial tribunals, an educatioual campus, a market- 
place, and a cemetery. In a style abounding in facetiae not unworthy of Dickens, 
the author reviews the succession of events which have transpired in connection 
with the Green, with their changing scenic accompaniments of stocks, whipping- 
post, jail, tombstones, school-house, meeting-house, state-house; setting in 
prominent relief the more humorous or otherwise impressive incidents, and 
neglecting no occasion for satirical thrusts at contemporary folly, keenly relish- 
eel by the reader, without doubt, but certain — as in all such cases — to be con- 
temptuously slighted by those who alone might profit by them. His comparison 
of the " Blue laws" of Connecticut with those of the other colonies evidently 
affords as much satisfaction to himself as instruction to the most of his readers, 
justifying his declaration that the New Haven Colony can very complacently 
allow its laws to be called " blue in contrast with the black and crimson legis- 
lation of its contemporaries." 

Binding, letter-press and illustrations increase the attractions which the au- 
thor's wit and knowledge of his subject abundantly furnish. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York, 1807-1817. 
Military — Vol. I., with an Introduction by Hugh Hastings, State Historian. 
Published by the State of New York. Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford Co., 
State Printers, New York and Albany. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxiv.-j-872. 

The State Historian of New York has edited another volume of historical 
papers illustrating the history of the state. The preceding volumes belong to 
the "Colonial Series." This volume is the first relating to the "Second War 
with Great Britain Series." 

This book contains the Public Papers of Hon. Daniel D. Tompkins, Gov- 
ernor of New York, and later Vice President of the United States, a native of 
Westchester county, who died June 11, 1825, aged 51. ^he papers here printed 
are — 1st, Military Correspondence 1800 to 1812; 2d, Papers relating to the 
second war with Great Britain ; 3d, Military Correspondence while Gov. Tomp- 
kins commanded the Third Military Division. 

Mr. Hastings has edited the w r ork with care. The book is embellished with 
fifteen illustrations, which add to the interest in the work. 

John Hancock ; his Book. By Abraham English Brown. Boston : Lee and 
Shepard, Publishers. 1898. 12mo. pp. vii.-f-286. Price $2.00. 
This book gives the history of John Hancock, the Patriot, whose name heads 
the list of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Brown has 
succeeded in collecting a mass of interesting material about one whose life has 
been too much neglected. His services to his country are shown in the volume 
now before us, which is a worthy companion to the series of volumes which 
Mr. Brown has now in hand, and which have met with so much favor from the 
public. The volume has numerous half-tone illustrations, among which we 
particularly commend the portraits of Hancock's relatives and his contempara- 
ries, and the views of buildings in which historic events took place. The book 
is handsomely printed and bound. It will make a fit gift to the young patriots 
of to-day. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 139 

Births, Marriages and Deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield, 
and entered in the Early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut. Volumes 
I. and II. of Land Records and No. D of Colonial Deeds. Transcribed and 
edited by Edwin Stanley Welles, Member of the Connecticut Historical 
Society. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8vo. pp. 73. Edition of 300 copies. Price 

Norwalk. By Kev. Charles M. Selleck, A.M. Norwalk, Conn. : Published by 
the Author. 189G. 4to. pp. 320. 

Baptisms and Admissions from the Records of First Church in Falmouth, now 
Portland, Maine. With Appendix of Historical Notes. Compiled by Marquis 
F. King, President of the Maine Genealogical Society. Maine Genealogical 
Society, Portland, Maine. 1898. 8vo. pp. 219. 

This publication is a welcome contribution to the genealogical student, com- 
prising as it does the early vital statistics of several of the oldest settlements 
in Connecticut. The two volumes of Land Records referred to on the title- 
page were supposed to be lost previous to 1862, when they were discovered by 
Dr. Charles J. Hoadly, State Librarian of Connecticut, and restored to the 
archives in the office of the Secretary of State. Mr. Welles wisely states that 
it was the duty of the compiler to transcribe these valuable records "just as 
they were written." The typographical appearance of the book is superb, being 
printed on heavy linen paper of antique finish, with uncut edges and rubricated 
title page. An exhaustive place and name index is appended. 

The History of Norwalk comprises ten parts of a serial publication, other 
parts of which are to follow, and the present numbers are bound simply for the 
convenience of subscribers and as a publishing help. The work bears ample 
evidence of careful historical research. It is valuable not only as a chronicle 
of events that transpired in the town to which they immediately relate, but 
also as illustrating the history of a large tract of country of which it forms 
the centre. One of its chief features is the store of genealogical data to be 
found in most of its chapters. The copious footnotes are oft exceptional inter- 
est, illustrating as they do the principal events and persons treated of in the 
text. We shall welcome the completed work. 

The contents of the book on the First Church in Falmouth were gleaned for 
and first appeared in the historical and genealogical columns of the Portland 
Evening Express. It contains a brief history of the church, followed by a list 
of its members from 1727 through 1855, a register of marriages from 1750 
through 1853, and an alphabetical list of baptisms, presumably from the organ- 
ization of the church. The appendix, comprising exactly half of the book, is 
made up of historical information, both ecclesiastical and secular, relating to 
Falmouth and its vicinity. 

By Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U. S. Navy, A.M. 

A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of William Adams Richardson. By 

Frank Warren Hackett. Privately printed. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 

145-f-lxxviii. 2 portraits. 

Stimulating indeed to the emulative exercise of the reader's faculties is the 
biography of one whose unremitting toil in the most exhausting pursuits occa- 
sions the remark of his biographer that, judge as he was, he had evidently given 
judgment on his own case, and " sentenced himself to hard labor for life." 

The work comprises, besides the memoir, an appendix containing the proceed- 
ings of the Bar and Court of Claims with reference to his decease, a report of 
his method, adopted at London, to keep safe the money received from sale of 
the funded loan, degrees, commissions, etc., held by him, and a partial biblio- 
graphy of his published writings. Although entitled a sketch, the biographical 
portion affords an adequate presentation of the principal features of his services 
as Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and as Chief Justice of 
the Court of Claims, such presentation being the main object of the author. 

Judge Richardson became a member of the New-England Historic Genealog- 
ical Society in 1857, and was for fifteen years honorary vice-president. He was 
several times a contributor to the Register, and proof-sheets of a contribution 
— probably the last article he ever wrote — reached him during his final illness, 
too late for his revision. It was the paper on the " Government of Harvard Col- 
lege, Past and Present," and appeared in the Register for January, 1897. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

140 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Needham Epitaphs. Dedham. 1898. 8vo. pp. 70. 

Nearly forty years ago the late Charles Curtis Greenwood, a local antiquarian 
of ability, began to copy the inscriptions in the old graveyard at Needham, and 
to prepare genealogical notes in reference to each person buried there. He 
devoted much time and correspondence to this work, and in 1890 began to pub- 
lish the results of his labors in the Dedham Historical Begister. At the time of 
his death 397 epitaphs had been published and 228 remained in manuscript, most 
of which were annotated. His widow requested the undersigned to prepare 
the manuscript for the press and to act as editor. This labor of love was 
willingly performed, and, although no attempt was made to extend the notes, 
much time was given to it, and all the proof read from the original inscriptions, 
even when the weather was severe. A few stones have disappeared since Mr. 
Greenwood made his first copy. Mrs. Myra S. Greenwood had sixty-five re- 
prints of the entire series of epitaphs, and added an excellent index. . The books 
are for sale at $2.00 per copy. Address, Mrs. Myra S. Greenwood, Needham, 
Mass. This volume includes all the inscriptions in the burying ground from 
1711-1861, and some of a later date, and the index renders it convenient for 
genealogists and others. 

By George Knhn Clarke, LL.B.. of Needham. 

Brown's Ancestral Blanks or Becord Books. Copyrighted, 1898, by John F. 
Brown, Arlington, Mass. Loose sheets, oblong 6x9£ in. 75 cents per hun- 
dred. Books, 8xl0£ in., full cloth $1.50; half leather, $2.50. 

A new work for the recording of pedigrees has been recently printed and now 
lies before us. It is adaptable and comprehensive, consisting of charts either 
bound or in loose form, which include as many generations as one desires, and 
allow equal room for the more remote, with a place for full details of each 
individual. An advantage which all genealogists of patriotic societies will 
recognize is the space devoted to authorities for aucestral statements. 

By Miss Mittie Belcher Fairbanks, of Farmington, Maine. 

Increase Blake of Boston, His Ancestors and Descendants, with a Full Account of 
William Blake of Dorchester and His Five Children. Compiled by Francis E. 
Blake. Boston, Mass. 1898. Press of David Clapp & Son. Price, $2.50. 

In this book Mr. Blake has saved from destruction or forgetfulness a con- 
siderable amount of material which was gathered a number of years ago and 
shelved by the death of the compiler, Rev. Charles M. Blake. But we have 
here a great deal of additional matter; the original conception of the compiler 
has been carried out in a way that would have delighted his heart. This editorial 
work deserves good praise. Mr. Blake has prefixed to Rev. C. M. Blake's 
Genealogy a piece of his own work, altogether separate, a study of the personal 
history of the founder of this family of Blakes. At large expense, after years 
of examination and correspondence, he has presented a record of the parentage 
and history of William Blake, that deserves high rank. It leaves no loop-hole 
for criticism, asserts nothing on supposition, but gives an interesting story 
which will live. The account of this pioneer's life, from Pitminster to Spring- 
field and then to Dorchester, and the record of his children and their families, 
is one of the finest pieces of genealogical work yet given to the American public. 
The frontispiece is a picture of Pitminster church. Among other illustrations 
are a facsimile of a page of the ancient parish records, William Blake's Will, 
and the Old Blake House. 

By Bev. Charles H. Pope. 

TJie Pillsbury Family : being a history of William and Dorothy Pillsbury (or Pils- 
bery) of Newbury in New England, and their descendants to the eleventh gene- 
ration. Compiled by David B. Pilsbury and Emily A. Getchell. Everett, 
Mass. : Massachusetts Publishing Compauy. 1898. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 307. 
We welcome this well printed and well arranged genealogy of one of the best 
known families of " ould Newberry". It has long been desired. The labor of 
gathering, arranging and editing such a volume requires industry, patience and 
perseverance ; and this one evidences talent and skill of high order, combined 
with loving devotion to and esteem of ancestry, worthy of commendation. The 
moderate edition should be early exhausted within the family, who can here 
read the record of the careers and achievements of their kinfolks with pride, 
enhanced by an interesting and alluring style. 
By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

1899.] Book Notices. 141 

Annual Register of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 1893-1898 
Published by authority of the Board of Managers. 1898. 8vo pp 231 

Society of the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century. Brooklyn N Y 
1898. 8vo. pp. 92-f-xii. '■' 

Daughters of the American Revolution. Chicago Chapter. Chicago 1898-1899 

8VO. pp. 8o. S ioov. 

^m^tvo^t^^ ° f S ° nS ° f th6 Bevolution in the State of Missouri. 

Year Book, 1897, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 8vo. 
pp. »/. 

The publications of the several patriotic societies in this country, of which 
five are before us, have often been noticed in the Register. Thev contain mi t 
ter that will be useful to members and others. They are as a eenerTl rule all 
brought out in the highest style of the typographic art! anc are SK5£*5 w£h 
appropriate engravings. Among the matters preserved in these volumes wiU be 
vTnV™ co K nstlt " tlons <> f . th f various organizations, the list of officers and the 
roll ot members, biographical sketches of members, living and dead, with their 
ancestry with portraits and other illustrations. The genealogy is of special 
interest to our readers. &J &p^i<u 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Reports of Officers, List 

226 wl^Z^ ft °/ 7 v 0rP ^i 0n n- and B y~ La ™' Published by the Society, 
226 West 58th Street, New York City. 1898. Super-royal 8vo. pp. 34. 

This Society was incorporated on the 25th of March, 1869, and less than two 
years later it issued the first number of a periodical which has been published 
quarterly to the present time. p B cu 

The pamphlet whose title is at the head of this notice shows what this Society 
has done during the thirty years of its existence. y 

Extracts from the Note-Book of the Rev. John Fiske, 1637-1675. With an in- 
troduction by Samuel A. Green. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 24. 
From the introduction it appears that genealogical and historical facts,-the 
items most wanted to-day,— are singularly meagre in this note book. The en- 
tries relate very largely to cases of church discipline and records of church 
meetings and ecclesiastical councils. This pamphlet contains the various en- 
tries of births and baptisms and other items of interest to the genealogical 
student and the local antiquary. to "& 11 "* 1 

Report of the Class of 1858 of Harvard College. Prepared for the Fortieth Anni- 
versary of its Graduation. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 147. 

Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1828 in Yale College, and College Memo- 
rabilia. Written, compiled and edited by Oliver P. Hubbard. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 84. 

The Harvard report contains the greater part of the reports hitherto issued, 
as also information since obtained. The volume is made up of one hundred 
and nineteen biographical notices, lists of the class as undergraduates, order of 

Sf/n 0r ?So C ? s r . exhibitions > and of exercises for class day and commence- 
ment, 18o8,. together with membership of the College societies. 

Ine Yale pamphlet comprises eighty-three sketches, with random reminis- 
pubEti blUS and Play bU1S ' the interestin S ma "er customary in such 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1764-1789. Volume 
one of the Printed Records of the Town. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, 
^ity Clerk. Fitchburg: Published by authority of the City Council. 1898. 
ovo. pp. 416. Illustrated. 

This volume contains an exact copy of the records of Fitchburg for the 
nrst twenty-five years, an appendix consisting of interesting petitions, and an 
ucinorate index. Excellent letter-press, heliotype reproductions of a few pages 
air,,- r t, ' and llken esses of men prominent in early town affairs, add to the 
fn^ C ? , eneS ? 0f the b00k - II wiU be Particularly useful to all who desire an 
ihl j> , kn ? wled ge of the circumstances of our forefathers at the period of 
tne revolution. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

142 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Jl Genealogical History of the Behoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in Amer- 
ica. By Amos B. Carpbntbr. Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter and 
Morehouse. 1898. Royal 8vo. pp. ix. +908. Price, $10.00. For sale by the 
compiler at West Waterford, Vt. 

Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Beading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, 
Latham, and Elkins Families. By Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B. Printed 
for Private Circulation, by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1898. 
200 copies. 4to. pp. 28G. 

The Bellows Genealogy ; or John Bellows the Boy Emigrant of 1635, and his 
Descendants. By Thomas Bellows Peck. Illustrated. Keene, N. H. : Sen- 
tinel Printing Company. 1898. 8vo. pp. xvi.-|-657. Price, $5.00, until July 
1, 1899. 

Descendants of Henry Wallbridge who married Anna Amos, December 25th, 1688, 
at Preston, Conn. With some notes on the allied families of Brush, Fassett, 
Dewey. Fobes, Gayer, Lehman, Meech, Safford and Scott. Compiled by Wil- 
liam Gedney Wallbridge, Litchfield, Conn. 1898. 4to. pp. 369. Price, 

Genealogy of the Wliittelsey- Whittlesey Family. Compiled and published by 
Charles Barney Whittelsey, Hartford, Conn. Illustrated. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 414. 

Tlie Descent of the Family of Deacon of Elstowe and London, with some Genea- 
logical, Biographical and Topographical Notes, and Sketches of Allied Families 
including Beynes of Clifton and Meres of Kirton. By Edward Deacon. 
Bridgeport, Conn. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxvi.-j-394. 

The History and Genealogy of the Knowltons of England and America. By the 
Rev. Charles Henry Wright Stocking, D.D. New Yoik. The Knicker- 
bocker Press. 1897. 8vo. pp. xi.+597. Price, $6.00. For sale by the com- 
piler at Freehold, N. J. 

The English Home of Mr. Timothy Dalton, B.A., The Teacher of the Church of 
Jesus Christ in Hampton, N. H., from 1639 to 1661. Printed for Private 
Distribution. By John L. Blake. Orange, N. J. : The DeVinne Press. 
1898. 4to. pp. 110. 

Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Obadiah Wheeler of Concord, and 
Thomas fhaxter of Hingham. By Henry M. Wheeler. Worcester, Mass. 
Printed for Private Circulation. 1898. 50 copies. 8vo. pp. 74. 

The Maine Spencers. A History and Genealogy, with Mention of many Associated 
Families. By W. D. Spencer. Concord, N. H. : The Rumford Press. 1898. 
100 copies. 12mo. pp. 247. Price, $6.00; for sale by Wilbur Daniel Spencer, 
Berwick, Me. 

The History of the Wagenseller Family in America, with Kindred Branches. 
Edited and compiled by George W. Wagenseller, A.M. Middleburgh, Pa. : 
Wagenseller Publishing Company. 1898. 12mo. pp. 225. Price $3.10, post- 

The Newberry Family of Windsor, Connecticut, in the Line of Clarinda (New- 
berry) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut. 1634-1866. Compiled by Frank 
Farnsworth Starr for James J. Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 70. 

The Early History of the Wilson Family of Kittery, Maine. By Fred A. Wil- 
son. Lynn, Mass. : John Macfarlane & Co., printers and publishers. 1898. 
8vo. pp/98. Price, $2.00. 

Tlie John Rogers Families in Plymouth and Vicinity. Second and revised 
edition. By Josiah H. Drummond. Read before the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, December 19, 1895. [Portland. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 27. Price, 50 cts. 

John Rogers of Marshfield and some of his Descendants. By Josiah H. Drum- 
mond. Published by Rhoda B. Ellis, West Hanover, Mass. Portland, Maine. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 194. Price, $1.00. . 

Notes on Some of the Descendants of Joseph Kellogg of Hadley. [By Justin P. 
KELLOGG]. For private circulation only. [London.] 1898. 8vo. pp. 26. 

The Goodwins of Kittery, York Co., Me,. Compiled by John Samuel Goodwin, 
M. A. Chicago, 111. : Orrin Shelter Goodwin, printer and publisher, 170 East 
Madison St., Chicago. [1898.] 8vo. pp. vii.-f-l25. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 143 

The Devotion Family of Brookline. By Susan Vining- Griggs. Brookline 
Historical Publication Society Publications, No. 14. 1898. 12rao. pp. 4G. 

John Hill, Dorchester, Mass., 1633. Also some of the Families intermarried with 
his Descendants, and Colonial and Revolutionary Records pertaining to them. 
Boston: Lew C. Hill. 1898. 4to. pp. 35. [Type-written.] 

Genealogy of Benjamin Long of Tonawanda, Erie Co., N. Y. By Benjamin F. 
Thomas. Rochester, N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. 10. Illustrated. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual Reunions at 
Exeter, N. H., August 19, 1896, and Haverhill, Mass., August 31, 1897. 
Two pamphlets. 8vo. pp. 29 ; 58. 

Descendants of John Fairman of Enfield, Conn. 1683-1898. By Orrin Peer 
Allen. Palmer, Mass. [Palmer. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 36. Por. Price, 75 cts. 

The Tuthill Family of Tharston, Norfolk Co., Eng., and Southold, Suffolk Co., 
X. Y. 1580-1757. By Lucy Dubois Akerly. Newburgh, N. Y. Edition 
of 100 copies. Privately printed. Reprinted from the New York Genealogi- 
cal and Biographical Record for July and October, 1898. [Newburgh.] 1898. 
8vo. pp. 12. Price, $1.00; to be had on application to Miss Lucy D. Akerly, 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

Cox Genealogy. Some Materials touxirds a History of the Early Cox Families of 
New England. By Rev. John H. Cox of Lexington, Mass. [Boston. 1898.] 
8vo. pp. 8. 

The Fenno Family. By Allen H. Bent. Reprinted from New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for October, 1898. Boston : Printed by 
David Clapp & Son. 1898. ^8vo. pp. 11. 

John White of Watertown and Brookline, and Some of his Descendants. By 
Thomas J. Lothrop. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register for October, 1898. Boston : David Clapp & Son, printers. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Descendants of Jonathan Gillet of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn. By 
Salmon Cone Gillette. Arranged by Rev. Henry Clay Alvord and C. M. 
Gillett. Ilion, N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. 9. Reprinted from the New-England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1893. Price, 25 cts; apply to 
C. M. Gillett, 101 Hunt Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

The Graves Family. [Written for the Biographical Review of Middlesex Co., 

Mass., by Mary H. Graves. 1898.] Ob. 16mo. pp. 3. 
A Bit of Ames Genealogy. Compiled by Fisher Ames. 1898. 16mo. pp. 15. 

Memorial Sketches : Master Abraham Perkins, Jacob Thomas, Nathan Heath, 
John Dolloff Jr., John Dolloff Sr. and Samuel Dolloff. By Rev. Chas. F. 
Morse. [St. Johnsbury, Vt. 1898.] 16mo. pp. 74. Por. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Mills, one of the first settlers in Dun- 
barton, N. H. Prepared by Ella Mills. Marlboro', Mass. : Times Book 
and Job Print. 1893. 12mo. pp. 32. 

Register of the Descendants of the Revolutionary Soldier, Abner Stanford. By 
Arthur Willis Stanford. [Matsuyama, Japan, 1898.] 12mo. pp. 45. 

Brief Account of the Life of John Casse at Maspeth Kills, L. /.. Windsor and 
Simsbury, Conn. By A. P. Case of Vernon, N. Y. 8vo. pp. 24. 111. 

Notes on the Ingraham Genealogy. By J. B. Nichols. [Washington, D. C] 
1898. 24mo. pp. 12. 

We continue in this number of the Rkgistkr our quarterly notices of books 
and pamphlets relating to family history. Seldom have we had the privilege 
of reviewing so many splendid memorials as in this issue. 

The compiler of the Carpenter Genealogy set out from his Vermont home a 
little more than half a century a<;o, determined to ascertain the history of the 
family whose name he bore. " With staff in hand and but little scrip in pocket, 
he made his way from town to town, stopping at every hamlet where he had 
heard of one bearing the name of Carpenter,— making note of every Bible 
record and every tradition or memory of his host concerning \\\< particular 
family, — then away to the county-seat, gathering there each recorded item 
from the records of land evidences or probate court, and not, forgetting to copy 
the silent memorials of the church yard." Thus he tramped through Vermont, 

144 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Long Island, New York and Penn- 
sylvania, gathering data for a history of the family descendsd from William 
Carpenter of Rehoboth. The bulky volume before us embodies the results of 
those early researches, supplemented by information derived from a vast cor- 
respondence with descendants and relatives in nearly every State of the Union. 
Some account of the family in England is given. The volume contains many 
illustrations and good indexes of names and places. 

In the Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, Latham and Elkins 
families, Col. Leach has produced one of the most attractive volumes of Ameri- 
can family history yet issued. It is printed on an excellent quality of hand- 
made paper, and is bound in an artistic manner. Decorative intitials, head-pieces 
and tail-pieces and many fine illustrations embellish the volume. The illustra- 
tions include portraits, residences, churches, tombstones, seals, autographs, 
old documents and old plate. Well prepared genealogies of the first two families 
mentioned in the title are preserved in this book. Of the remaining families, 
only that portion of their history which suited the author's purpose is given. 

The Bellows Genealogy contains a very complete history of Col. Benjamin 
Bellows of Walpole, N. H., and his descendants, and partial accounts of the 
families descended from Isaac, John and Eleazer Bellows of Marlborough, 
Mass., and of Nathaniel Bellows of Groton, Conn. The compiler's work is ex- 
ceedingly well clone, and the printer, engraver and binder have not been less 
careful in their parts in the production of this beautiful volume. A large num- 
ber of appropriate illustrations, a good index and a simple plan of arrangement 
make this a model family memorial. 

The title of the book on the Wallbridge family indicates very clearly the 
contents of this substantial quarto volume. Mr. Wallbridge has taken great 
care to verify as far as possible every date and statement recorded in his work. 
No less attention has been given to all the details of indexing, illustrating, print- 
ing and binding. The volume makes an adequate memorial of an interesting 

The Whittlesey Genealogy is a history of John and Ruth (Dudley) Whittlesey 
of Saybrook, Conn., and their descendants, founded on the " Whittlesey Memo- 
rials," published in 1855. The records are derived from the most reliable 
authorities, and constitute a complete and every way praiseworthy family his- 
tory. It is a serviceably made book, with good illustrations, and a thorough 
index. The author is to be congratulated on this painstaking revision and com- 
pletion of a work on which already so much effort had been expended. 

The Deacon Descents exhibits a scheme presenting the descent of the prin- 
cipal line from De Akeny to Deacon, sketches of immediate ancestors and 
alliances of the present generation, ancestors aud alliances of the ancient times, 
other branches of the family, the family of Meres, addenda, tables of descent, 
notes, and an index. Offering material never before made public, as the list of 
documents officially examined confirms, well printed, superbly illustrated, the 
eighteen years' enthusiastic labor of the author has produced something more 
than a genealogy, consisting as it does so largely of narrative notes, setting hard 
and dry facts in the most interesting light the reader can desire. 

The labor of forty years in genealogical research, completed by the assistance 
of the family historian, is embodied in the History and Genealogy of the 
Knowltons. Its contents embrace the Knowltons of England and New England, 
the Canada and American Knowltons, and those of Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick. They also include the royal descent of the Griffiths, wills and deeds, 
epitaphs, and an account of the formation of the Knowlton Association. It is 
a notable volume, both in its literary and typographical aspect. Information 
in exhaustive detail respecting a distinguished ancestry is offered to those of 
the Knowlton name in a form which they will gratefully treasure. Paper, 
print aud illustrations, of which there are more than one hundred, are of ex- 
cellent quality. The ambition of the historian — whose energy was required to 
vanquish the usual obstacles in such an enterprise — has attained its aim in the 
production of a book which all of the Knowlton kindred will receive with 

The English Home of Timothy Dalton is, in the first place, an unusually beau- 
tiful specimen of the printer's art. It records the events of Mr. Dalton's life 
as priest and parson from the time of his matriculation at St. John's College, 
Cambridge, to his death at Hampton, N. H. The parish of Wolverstone and 

1899.] Booh Notices. 145 

Wolverstone Church, in connection with his ministry in England, are copiously 
described. The narration of his suspension during the Laudian persecution, 
his flight and resignation, occupies about a third of the book. The illustra- 
tions are in keeping with the superior letter-press ; they include photographic 
copies of five of the Wolverstone Registers, as also photo-lithographic copies 
of documents in the Tanner collection of MSS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 
The Wheeler and Thaxter Families, a handsomely made book, contains, be- 
sides the ancestries of Henry Martyn Wheeler of Worcester, Mass., and Benja- 
min Thaxter of Boston, the genealogies indicated in the title, and thoroughly 
prepared indexes. The biographical details are extensive. 

The Maine Spencers reviews three hundred years of family history, beginning 
with Thomas Spencer of Piscataqua, born in England 1596. The book is well 
printed and illustrated, with broad margins, and throughout displays diligence, 
accuracy and literary talent. 

The Wagenseller History contains 116 pages of Wagenseller descendants 
from Christopher, the immigrant, prior to 1734 ; the remainder of the book is 
devoted to allied branches, biographical sketches, and notes. It is rendered 
serviceable by an index. 

For the Newberry monograph a thorough examination of original records has 
been made, resulting in a memorial of descendants to the thirteenth generation 
from Thomas Newberry, a resident of Dorchester in 1634. The index is of ex- 
ceptional value. 

The attractively printed and bound Kittery Wilsons pamphlet gives the his- 
tory and genealogy of the family of Gowen Wilson (the first of the name in 
Kittery), with land grants, wills, deeds, family traditions, etc. It is in every 
respect an admirable publication. 

The first edition of the John Rogers Families in Plymouth and vicinity was 
noticed in the Register, last year (vol. 52, p. 95). The new edition presents 
the result of the compiler's study of that problem up to the present time. 

The genealogy of the John Rogers Family of Marshfielcl is the outgrowth of 
the preceding work. The Hon. Josiah H. Drummond, while compiling that 
monograph, gathered much material relating to the MarsMeld family which 
seemed worth preserving by publication. Miss Rhoda B. Ellis of West Hanover, 
Mass. , had a similar collection of data. The combination of these two collec- 
tions by the able compiler resulted in this excellent memorial of that family. 

The Joseph Kellogg book, besides presenting the genealogy denoted by the 
title, gives Sheldon, Smith and Woodbury pedigrees in the appendix. 

The Goodwins of Kittery contains five generations from Daniel Goodwin, the 
immigrant. The pamphlet is published for the purpose of procuring further 
information, "and is not issued as an authoritative record." 

The Devotion Family comprises four generations from Edward Devotion 
(De Vaution), of Huguenot origin, whose branch came from La Rochelle, 
France. Our copy has two more generations in MS. 

The John Hill book will be found to be reliable by those desirous of genealogi- 
cal information respecting the lines indicated in the title. It contains numerous 
wills, and extracts from town records. 

The Benjamin Long Genealogy is the second edition, carefully revised, of a 
little work whose authentic portraits and corrected text constitute an acceptable 
gift from the author to his friends and the public. 

The Proceedings of the John Bean Association comprise historical and genea- 
logical addresses, poems, and registers of members. No small amount of Bean 
family history is contained in them. 

The John Fairman pamphlet comprises the results of researches in Enfield, 
Ct., Wilbraham and Springfield, Mass., and also information from other sources. 
It is well printed and indexed. 

The Tuthill Family is a reprint from the July and October numbers of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record for 1898. It contains the 
early generations of the descendants of John Tuthill of Southold. 

The pamphlet on the Cox Families is the first in a series which is designed to 
record the early generations of families bearing this name in New England. 

The Fenno reprint gives the descendants of John Fenno, of Unquity (Milton), 
Mass., in 1660. 

The' John White pamphlet is compiled from probate and land records, town 
and city records, and other authorities, and is correspondingly reliable. 

146 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

The Descendants of Jonathan Gillet presents the family line from its American 
beginning in 1G30 to 1898, noting nearly, if not all, the Gilletts buried in the 
old cemetery at Colchester, Conn. 

The Graves Family relates to those of the name in reading, Mass., descendants 
of Samuel Graves, who settled in Lynn about 1630. 

In the Ames Genealogy the ancestry of the author, born 1838, is traced to 
Richard Ames of Bruton, Somersetshire, Eng., born about 1565. 

The object of the Memorial Sketches is to trace the genealogy of Abigail 
Thomas Morse, mother of the author. The pedigree is carried back to John 
Perkins of England, born in 1590. 

The Thomas Mills Genealogy is a record of seven generations of the descen- 
dants of Thomas Mills, born in Scotland, 1720. 

The Abner Stanford pamphlet contains a list of one hundred and fifty- six of 
hisdesceudants, and is published with the design of arousing genealogical in- 
terest among the Stanfords and procuring, with other information, answers to 
questions found in the appendix. 

The John Casse booklet is a multum in parvo, giving, besides an account of 
the immigrant ancestor, 1635-1704, a starting-point in genealogy which will be 
found useful. 

The Ingraham notes show the descent of the author from Benjamin Ingraham 
of Rehoboth, Mass. * * * 


Presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from July 15 

to December 1, 1898. 

Prepared by William Prescott Greenlaw. 

I. Publications written or edited by members of the Society. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual Reunions at 
Exeter, N. H., Aug. 19, 1896, and at Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 31, 1897. 2 vols. 8vo. 
pp. 29: 58. 

Increase Blake of Boston, his Ancestors and Descendants, with full account of 
William Blake of Dorchester and children. Compiled by Francis E. Blake. Boston. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 147. 

Genealogical History of the Rehoboth branch of the Carpenter Family in America, 
from their English ancestor, John Carpenter, 1303, with biographical notes of des- 
cendants and allied families. Bv Amos B. Carpenter. Amherst, Mass. 1898. 4to. 
pp. ix.-|-908. 

Cox Genealogy. Some materials towards a history of the early Cox families of 
New England. By Rev. John H. Cox. [Edited by Lucy Hall Greenlaw.] [Boston, 
1898.] 8vo. pp. 8. 

The Devotion Family of Brookline. By Susan Vining Griggs. [Brookline, 1898.] 
8vo. pp. 46. Brookline Historical Publication Society Publications, No. 14. 

Descendants of John Fairman of Enfield, Conn., 1683-1898. By Orrin Peer 
Allen. [Palmer, Mass. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 36. 

The Fenno Family. By Allen H. Bent. Reprinted from the New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for October, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Graves Family. [By Miss Mary H. Graves. Reprinted from the Biographical 
Review of Middlesex County, Mass.] 3 Broadsides, 6x24 inches. 

The Hapgood Family, Descendants of Shadrach, 1656-1898. A New Edition with 
Supplement, by Warren Hapgood, Member of New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. Boston. Published by the Compiler, MDCCCXCVIII. 8vo. pp. 590. 

John Hill, Dorchester, Mass., 1633. Also some of the Families intermarried with 
his Descendants. By Lew C. Hill. Boston. 1898. 4to. pp. 35. [Type-written.] 

Genealogical and Biographical Memorials of the Reading, Howell, Yerkes, Watts, 
Latham and Elk ins families. By Josiah Granville Leach. For private circulation. 
Philadelphia. 1898. 4to. pp. 286. 

*This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 

1899.] Recent Publications, 147 

The John Rogers Families of Plymouth and Vicinity. By Josiah H. Drummond. 
[Portland, Me. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 27. Second and revised edition. 

John Rogers of Marshfield and some of his Descendants. By Josiah H. Drum- 
mond. Portland. 1898. 8vo. pp. 194. 

John White of Watertown and Brookline, and some of his Descendants. By 
Thomas J. Lothrop. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for October, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Local History. 

Historical Address at Centennial Celebration, Hiram Lodge, No. 9. A.F., and 
A.M. June, 24, 1898. Charles B. Spofford, Secretary [Claremont, N. H., 1898.] 4to. 

Early Industries of Farmington. Address before the Village Library Co. of Far- 
mington, Conn., Sept. 14, 1898. By Julius Gay. Hartford, Conn. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 20. 

Loom and Spindle, or Life among the Early Mill Girls, with a sketch of " The 
Lowell Offering" and some of its Contributors. By Harriet H. Robinson. Intro- 
duction by the Honorable Carroll D. Wright. Boston. 1898. 16 mo. pp. vii.-{-216. 

Biography . 

Early Recorders and Registers of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 
1639-1735. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 52. 

Recent visit of Gen. Barker, and diary of Lieut. Barker during the siege of Bos- 
ton. By Edward G. Porter. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts, vol. 5. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 9. 

John Hancock, His Book. By Abram English Brown. Boston. 1898. 12mo. 
pp. 286. 

James Lurvey, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, a Patriot of the Revolution. [By 
Hon. Samuel A. Green, LL.D.] Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 4. 

A Sermon in Course, upon the Thomas Strawbridge Foundation. Delivered by 
Rev. Edwin Sawyer Walker, A.M., in the Central Baptist Church, Springfield, 111. 
October 9, 1898. Springfield, 111. 1898. 8vo. pp. 13. • 


Index to Testators in Waters' s Genealogical Gleanings in England in the New-Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register. Volumes XXXVI1-LII. By William S. 
Appleton, A.M. Boston: Printed for the Society. 1898. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Rolls of Membership of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, cor- 
rected to July 1, 1898. By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Committee on the Rolls of 
Membership. Boston. Printed for the Committee on the Rolls. 1898. 8vo. pp. 39. 

The Nipmucks and their Country. By John C. Crane. Read before the Worcester 
Society of Antiquity. 8vo. pp. 19. 

The Genealogical Advertiser. A Quarterly Magazine of Family History. [Edited 
and published by Lucy Hall Greenlaw.] Vol. I. No. 3, September, 1898 ; No. 4, 
December, 1898. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 49-80-r-xxv.-xxviii., 81-128+xxix-f- 
xxx ii. 

II. Other Publications. 

Original Papers relating to the Siege of Charleston, 1780. Mostly Selected from 
the Papers of General Benjamin Lincoln, in the Thomas Addis Emmet Collection, 
Lenox Library, New York, and now first published. [By Victor H. Paltsits. Re- 
printed from Charleston, S. C, Year-Book for 1897.] Charleston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 87. 

A Connecticut Land Bank of the 18th Century. By Andrew MacFarland Davis. 
Reprinted from the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Vol. XIII. October, 1898. 
[Boston. 1898.] 8vo. pp. 17. 

Irish Schoolmasters in the American Colonies, 1640-1775, with a Continuation of 
the Subject during and after the War of the Revolution. By John C. Linehan, Con- 
cord, N. H., and Thomas Hamilton Murray, Boston, Mass. Washington, D. C. : 
Published by the American-Irish Historical Society. 1898. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Local History. 

Old Families of the First Parish. By Mrs. M. H. Sage. Read at the Centennial 
of the First Parish Church, Billerica, Massachusetts, June 30, 1898. Printed for 
Private Distribution, by Joshua Bennett Holden. 1898. 8vo. pp. 19. 

148 Recent Publications, [Jan. 

Manual of the Central Congregational Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 100. 

Soldiers who served in the Revolution from the Town of Braintree. By Samuel 
A. Bates. So. Braintree. 1898. 12mo. pp. 26. [Published by Frank A. Bates. 
Price 25 cents.] 

The Ancient Iron Works at Braintree, Mass. (The first in America.) By Samuel 
A. Bates. So. Braintree. 1898. 12mo. pp. 29. [Published by Frank A. Bates. 
Price 25 cents.] 

The City of Chelsea, Mass. By Charles B. Gillespie. Chelsea. 1898. 8vo. pp. 
203. Souvenir edition of Chelsea Gazette. 

The Hammatt Papers, No. 4. Printed from the Manuscripts, Ipswich Public 
Library. By permission of the Trustees. Early Inhabitants of Ipswich, Mass., 
1633-1700. By Abraham Hammatt, 1854. Augustine Caldwell, Arthur W.Dow. 
[Eliot, Me., 1898.] 4to. pp. 137 to 180. 

Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass. Vol. 
VII. No. 2. Lowell. 1898. 8vo. pp. 121-256. 

Inscriptions in the Old Town Burying Ground of Newburgh, N. Y. Newburgh, 
N. Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. 180. 

Historia. A Magazine of Local History, Norwell, Mass. Vol.1. No. 1. Novem- 
ber, 1898. Printed on the Edison Mimeograph by Charles W. Dorr, 76 Trenton 
Street, East Boston, Mass. 8vo. pp. 8. 

The Portland Burying Ground Association and its Cemetery. Portland, Conn. 

1897. 8v. pp. 77. [Contains a list of persons buried in the " Center Cemetery/ 
with dates of deaths.] 

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., with related families of New- 
burv, Haverhill, Ipswich and Hampton. By David W. Hoyt. Pt. 3. Providence, 
R. I. 1898. 8vo. pp. 161-240. 

History of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. By Sheldon Rey- 
nolds, M.A. [Reprinted from Proc. and Coll. Wyoming Historical and Genealogical 
Society.] Wilkes Barre. 1898. 8vo. pp. 34. 


Stephen Lincoln Goodale. His Life Work in behalf of Maine Agriculture. Ad- 
dress delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Board of Agriculture, State 
House, Augusta, January 20, 1898, by Samuel L. Boardman, Ex-Secretary. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 24. 

A Memorial of William and Nabby T. Goold of Windham, Maine. By Nathan 
Gould. Reprinted from the Maine Historical Society's Quarterly. Portland. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 13. 

Memorial of Dr. Joseph M. Toner. By A. R. SpofFord. Washington [D. C] 

1898. pp. 7. From the Smithsonian Report for 1896. 

Colleges and Schools. 

General Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Adelbert College of Western 
Reserve University, 1826-1895. Cleveland. 12mo. pp. 196. 

Canton High School Association. Alumni Register, 1869-1896. Prepared by a 
committee. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 66. 

Seventieth Annual Catalogue of Chauncy-Hall School, Boston, 1897-1898. Bos- 
ton. 1898. 12mo. pp. 92. 

The Ten- Year Book of Cornell University, III., 1868-1898. Ithaca. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 338. 

Third Annual Catalogue of Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas, 1897-8. Wichita. 
1898. 12mo. pp. 56. 

Library of Harvard University. Bibliographical Contributions. Edited by Wil- 
liam Coolidge Lane, Librarian. No. 53. A List of Portraits in the Various Build- 
ings of Harvard University. Prepared under the direction of the late Justin Winsor, 
Librarian, by William Garrott Brown. Cambridge. 1898. 4to. pp. 52. 

Sixtieth Annual Catalogue of Monticello Ladies' Seminary, Godfrey, Madison Co., 
111., 1897-1898. St. Louis. [1898] 8vo. pp. 56. 

Northwestern University. President's Annual Report, 1897-98. 8vo. pp. 65. 

Catalogue of Northwestern University, 1897-98. Evanston— Chicago. 12mo. 
pp. 328. 

Catalogue of Princeton University, 1898-99. [Princeton. 1898.] 12mo. pp. 228. 


Recent Publications. 149 

Societies and Institutions. 

Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers pre- 
sented at the Annual Meeting, May 24, 1898 ; also a List of Officers and Members 
and of Donations for the Year. Hartford. 1898. 8vo. pp. 50. 

History and By-Laws of the Boston Veteran Firemen's Association, from 1833 to 
1898. Compiled by Samuel Abbott, Jr. Boston. 1898. 24mo. pp. 80. 

The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Annual Report for the Year 

1897. Winnepeg. 1898. 8vo. pp. 22. Same. Transactions, No. 51. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 21. Same. Transactions, No. 52. 1898. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Officers and Members of the Massachusetts Historical Society, January, 1791- 
September, 1897. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 22. 

"Incidents of the Revolution in Westchester preceding the battle of White Plains." 
Address before the Westchester County Historical Society, at White Plains, October 
28, 1897. By Frederick Wendell Jackson. 8vo. pp. 34. 

Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1897. Lynn. 1898. 8vo. pp. 39. 

Newport Historical Society. Organized 1853. Newport, R. I. 1898. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the 120th Anni- 
versary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July 4, 1898. [Wilkes-Barre. 
1898.]" 8vo. pp. 26. 

Beverly Historical Society. List of Autograph Letters and Autographs in the 
Charles William Galloupe, Sen., Room. [Boston.] 1898. 32mo. pp. 96. 

The German Leaven in the Pennsylvania Loaf. Paper read before the Wyoming 
Historical and Geological Society, May 21, 1897. By H. M. M. Richards. Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. 1897. 8vo. pp. 27+4. 

Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Nantucket Historical Asso- 
ciation, at Nantucket, Mass., July 25, 1898. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Old Settlers' Reunion at Muscatine, Iowa, August 30, 1898. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Second Series, 
Vol.111. Meeting of June, 1897. [Montreal.] 1897. 4to. pp. 211. 

Bulletin of the Worcester Society of Antiquity. Worcester, Mass., September. 
No. 1. Worcester. 1898. 8vo. pp. 8-j-(189 to 212). 

The History, Constitution and By-Laws of the Department of Natural History of 
the State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado. Denver. 1897. 8vo. 
pp. 16. 

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting, 
June 17, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 56. 

National Year Book, 1898. National Society Sons of the American Revolution. 
Giving a list of the National Officers and a copy of the National Constitution and 
By-Laws, a list of the various State Officers and the Proceedings of the National 
Congress held in Morristown, N. J., April Thirteenth, 1898. 1898. 8vo. pp. 87. 

Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Relief Corps, Boston, February 8 and 9, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 352. 

Sixteenth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, 
at Chelsea, for the Year ending June 30th, 1898. Boston. 1898. 12mo pp. 80. 

Peabody Education Fund. Proceedings of the Trustees at their Thirty-Seventh 
Meeting. Cambridge. 1898. 8vo. pp. 57. 

Minutes of the 89th Annual Meeting of the General Association of the Congre- 
gational and Presbyterian Church of New Hampshire, at Pittsfield, September 27-29, 

1898. 97th Annual Report of the New Hampshire Home Missionary Society. Vol. 
VII. No. 4. Concord, N. H. 1898. 8vo. pp. 321-424. 

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library of the City of Boston, 
1897. Boston: Municipal Printing Office. 1898. 8vo. pp. 180. 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1076. A Catalogue of Scientific and Tech- 
nical Periodicals, 1665-1895. Together with - Chronological Tables and a Library 
Check-List. By Henry Carrington Bolton. 1897. 8vo. pp. 1247. 

Acts and Resolves of the General Court of Massachusetts, 1898. Published by 
the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 1112. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives, prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
Vol. IV. Cos-Dry. Boston. 1898. 4 to. pp. 991. (See notice of 1st Vol. in 
Register, January, 1897.) 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : 1895. Prepared under the direc- 




tion of Horace G. Wadlin. Yol. V. Manufactures. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 641. 

Acts and Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Printed by 
Young & Minns, Printers to the Honorable the General Court of the Commonwealth, 
MDCCCII. Reprinted by Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 1119. (See notice, ante, Yol. LIL, p. 282.) 

First Annual Report of the State Record Commissioner, made to the General As- 
sembly, January, 1898. Providence. 1898. 8vo. pp. 15. 


William Kelby, Librarian of the New 
York Historical Society, was born at 
Portland, County Sligo, Ireland, Sep- 
tember 1 2, 1 84 1 , the son of Thomas Kelby 
and Margaret Mathews, both of Scotch- 
Irish blood. His parents came to this 
country in 1842. In 1847 they made 
New York their permanent home, the 
father rinding employment in the So- 
ciety in which the son afterwards so 
greatly distinguished himself. The son 
began in the public schools of the city 
the education which was continued by 
his solitary studies. At the age of 
sixteen he entered the service of the 
institution that for forty -one years 
enjoyed the benefit of his labors and 
his care, his technical knowledge and 
his enthusiasm in research. The chief 
element in his nature was the love of 
New York, his knowledge of it begin- 
ning with the great Irish immigration 
in 1848, and his familiarity with it early 
embracing not only the neighborhood of 
his home but the historic New York 
whose annals had already fascinated him. 
Accordingly, one of his youthful enter- 
prises was the indexing, by names and 
subjects, of the New York Gazette, the 
Post Boy, the Mercury, the New York 
Journal, the Packet, and the Advertiser ; 
his resultant accumulation of notes en- 
abling him to refer to the authorities 
for any detail of the history of the city. 
His leisure at this period was devoted 
to English literature, the drama espe- 
cially attracting his attention. In 1893 
he became librarian of the New York 
Historical Library ; but for more than a 
quarter of a century he discharged the 
duties of Librarian, although nominally 
the assistant Librarian and Custodian. 
The classification and arrangement of 
the library had been effected by him, 
and such was his peculiar fitness for 
the work he was carrying on, that no 
one of the nominal Librarians interfered 
in any manner with his procedure. 
He was intimate with the foremost 
booksellers, and was ever watchful to 
secure the completion of the list of New 
York titles. The collection of Gaine's 
Almanacs of the colonial period and of 

city directories was completed by him 
with great pains, while maps, charts 
and views were objects of assiduous 
search. With the centennial of Ameri- 
can Independence, in 1876, Mr. Kelby { 
entered upon a distinctive stage in his 
career, impelling him into a larger circle 
of acquaintance, and bringing to him an 
experience without which, perhaps, he 
might have declined the post of Libra- 
rian. The centennial anniversary of the 
Battle of Harlem was the occasion of 
Mr. Kelby's settling the controversy re- 
specting the location and particulars 
of that engagement. In October of the 
same year, he attended the celebration 
of the Battle of White Plains, on which 
he had bestowed his usual careful study. 
He was active in obtaining the material 
for the historical address at the cele- 
bration of the Battle of Bemis Heights, 
and was particularly interested in the 
anniversary of mad Anthony Wayne's 
assault of Stony Point, as the Revolu- 
tionary heroes whose memory kindled 
him most easily were of that Scotch- 
Irish race of which Wayne was a repre- 
sentative. In 1880 he visited Tappan, 
settling the precise location of Wash- 
ington's camp, and the place of Andre's 
execution, and in the autumn of the 
same year he was the guest of Mr. 
Augustus Van Cortlandt, at Cortlandt 
House, his purpose there being the dis- 
covery of the remains of the friendly 
Stockbridge Indians, who were massa- 
cred by Tarleton's dragoons, July, 1778. 
He made notable contributions to the 
historic notes accompanying the pro- 
ceedings on the occasion of the cele- 
bration of the evacuation of New York, 
November, 1783; the literature per- 
taining to this event had already been 
published by him in the Manual of the 
Common Council for 1870. The erudi- 
tion of Mr. Kelby was also liberally 
helpful at the centennial of the Consti- 
tution of 1789, and of the inauguration 
of Washington. 

His ability is shown in the volumes 
of the Publications of the New York 
Historical Society, compiled, edited and 
indexed by him, the Kemble Papers, the 




Burghers and Freemen of New York, 
and the New York muster-rolls, 1755- 
1765. He also indexed the Deane pa- 
pers. Contributions to the third vol- 
ume of this series, to Valentine's Man- 
ual of the Common Council of the City 
of New York, and to the Evening Mail, 
are among his published labors, besides 
which he left historical and genealogical 

Says Mr. John Austin Stevens, in his 
Memoir from which all the material of 
this notice is drawn : " His career was 
marked by ceaseless industry, unslaking 
thirst for knowledge, thoroughness in 
research, and precision in stating the 
results of his examination." 

Mr. Kelby married, August 5, 1864, 
Margaret Wallace. They had three 
children, Mary V. and Thomas, and a 
daughter who died young. 

He died July 27, 1898, and was bu- 
/ried in St. Michael's (Protestant Epis- 
copal) cemetery, Astoria, Long Island. 
— By Frederic Willard Parke. 

John W. Maynard, one of the pioneer 
settlers of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died 
on the 23d of August, 1898, aged 86 
years. He had lived in Ann Arbor 
since 1824, and was widely known 
throughout the state. 

The deceased was a descendant of 
John_ Mayn ard, who came from Cam- 
bridge, England, to Sudbury, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1638. 

At the time the university was loca- 
ted in Ann Arbor his brother, William _ 
Maynard, was one of the owners of lancT 
now occupied by the campus. He re- 
fused to denote the needed land to the 
university, which was about to go to 
Marshall. John W. came to the rescue, 
and bought the land of his brother. He 
then promptly turned it over to the state 
commissioners, thus securing the uni- 
versity for Ann Arbor. 

He and his wife had lived in the 
same house since 1838, and it is perhaps 
the oldest in the state. 

Mr. Maynard leaves a widow and 
three sons : Dr ^ William Maynard, 
Dansville, N. Y.T^ty.-Ge^Fie^-W. 
Maynard, and John_HJ&aynard of Ann 
Arbor.— By Harry J. Darling. 

Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge, Esq., 
of New Haven, Conn., admitted a resi- 
dent member October 5, 1887,* was 
born in that city, March 3, 1839, and 
died at his summer home in Litchfield, 

Conn., October 25, 1898. His funeral 
was held on Friday, the 28th, at his late 
residence in New Haven, and the burial 
was in Grove Street Cemetery. He 
was the son of Thomas Ru the rford and 
Caroline (Hoadley^Trowbridge,-)- and 
was a descendant in the eighth genera- 
tion of Tho mas Trowb ridge, one of the 
early settlers of New Haven, where the 
family has been prominent and re- 

Mr. Trowbridge, after attending school 
in New Haven, at the age of seven- 
teen entered the office of Henry Trow- 
bridge's Sons, a firm which had been 
founded by his grandfather and then 
consisted of his father and uncles. It 
was one of the best known shipping 
houses in New England, and its large 
fleet of sailing vessels carried on an 
extensive trade between New Haven 
and the West Indies. In November, 
1858, Mr. Trowbridge was sent to the 
West India office, and lived five years 
in the islands of Barbados and Trini- 
dad. A few years after his return 
home, the firm transferred most of the 
business to New York, and in 1892 the 
partnership was dissolved by mutual 
consent. He wa£ identified with the 
firm as a member and later as a part- 
ner thirty- three years. After his re- 
tirement from business he was occu- 
pied with the care of his private inter- 
ests and those of the institutions in the 
direction of which he was associated. 

Mr. Trowbridge took an active in- 
terest in the welfare of New Haven, 
but was not prominent in local politics. 
He was Republican in his views and 
was always identified with that party. 
He served in both branches of the City 
Council and was President of the Board 
of Aldermen. He was a candidate for 
Mayor in 1886, but was defeated by a 
small majority. He was for several 
years President of the Board of Harbor 
Commissioners, and was the first presi- 
dent of the Republican League Club. 
At the time of his death he was Presi- 
dent of the Mercantile Safe Deposit 
Company, a director of the Mechanics 
Bank, and a trustee of the New Haven 
Savings Bank; President of the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society ; a 
member of the Society's Committee of 
Center Church ; a trustee of the Grove 
Street Cemetery and the New Haven 
Orphan Asylum, and a vice-president 
of the Connecticut Humane Society ; 
and a member of the Chamber of Com- 
merce, New York Produce Exchange, 

* Resigned in January, 1891. 

f See obituary notice in the Register, vol. xli., pp. 327-8. 




American Historical Association, So- 
ciety of Colonial Wars, Sons of the 
American Revolution and Republican 
League Club ; and an honorary member 
of several historical societies in dif- 
ferent parts of the country. 

Mr. Trowbridge's antiquarian re- 
searches will always be valued con- 
tributions to the archaeology and his- 
tory of New Haven. He raised the 
funds for the many memorial tablets 
set in the walls of Center Church and 
the restoration of the crypt. He also 
carried out the improvements in Grove 
Street Cemetery. He was prominent 
in the celebrations held during the last 
twenty- five years to commemorate the 
growth and history of New Haven, 
and to him should be given the credit 
of marking with tablets many of its 
historic spots. 

Mr. Trowbridge was connected with 
the New Haven Colony Historical So- 
ciety for thirty years as a director, secre- 
tary and president, and contributed and 
obtained many articles for its collec- 
tions. The papers which he prepared 
and read before the Society are re- 
garded trustworthy records of the his- 
tory of early New Haven, and contain 
many valuable references to the busi- 
ness, commercial and social life of the 
colony and city. His writings are pre- 
served in the published •' Collections " 
of the Society, those on " Ancient 
Houses of New Haven " and ** Ancient 
Maritime Interests of New Haven " be- 
ing the most important. Among his 
other papers were <* A Sketch of the 
History of the Society," written for the 
dedication of the present building in 
1892, and "The Action between the 
Chesapeake and the Shannon." He was 
also a contributor to several histories 
and historical publications. 

Mr. Trowbridge married, November 
22, 1864, in New Haven, Katherine, 
only child of Gen. Francis and Eliza- 
beth Sheldon (Dutcher) Bacon of 
Litchfield, who survives him with a 
son, Francis Bacon Trowbridge ; an 

only daughter, Edith Champion Trow- 
bridge, having died three years ago. 

F. B. T. 

Miss Emma Forbes Ware, daughter of 
Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., D.D., by his 
second wife Mary Lovell Pickard, died 
at Milton, Mass., Sunday morning, 
October 23, 1898, aged 60, having been 
born February 13, 1838. She was the 
compiler of the Ware Genealogy pub- 
lished in the Register, vol. 41, pages 
21 to 52 and 394 to 402 ; and contribut- 
ed other able articles to our magazine. 

The Christian Register, Nov. 10, 1898, 
says of her: 

"In many ways she must have been 
like her father, as descriptions of him 
have come to us of later years. Like 
him, her intellectual gifts were remark- 
able, and would have given her in any 
community the place of influence that 
Milton was glad to accord to her. Her 
mind was almost masculine in its 
strength, and yet as far from the quality 
commonly called "strong minded" as 
a truly feminine nature could be. The 
range of her interests was very broad, 
covering political, educational, and re- 
ligious themes. She was a most ardent 
patriot, and in the Civil War rendered 
distinguished service as a nurse. It 
was then that she contracted the germs 
of the illness which for many years 
made her an invalid, and to which she 
finally succumbed. She was as much 
a martyr to the war as if she had died 
on the battlefield. Miss Ware served 
with conspicious ability on the school 
committee of Milton for a long period, 
bringing the enthusiam of her spirit, 
the strength of her mind, and the 
kindly feelings of her heart to bear 
upon the educational problems of the 

She was a descendant in the seventh 
generation of Robert Ware, her immi- 
grant ancestor, who settled early in 
Dedham, Mass., through John 2 , Jo- 
seph 3 , John 4 , Rev. Henry, 6 and Rev. 
Henry 6 her father. 

Errata. — Vol. 52, p. 101, line 20, for Josiah Drummond, read Josiah H. Drum- 

Page 385, line 3, for Wiilard Dow, read Willard E. Dow. 
Page 410, line 3, for Nable, read Nabbe. 
Page 419, line 5 from bottom, for McAntun, read McArthur. 
Page 420, line 6, dele Wusson(?). 
Page 420, line 15 from bottom, dele (Craw?). 
Page 431, line 8 from bottom, for Anna, dau. of Capt. Jona. King, read Anna, 

dau. of Capt. Jona. Thing. 
Page 475, line 22, for Patrons, read Patroon. 
Page 475, line 24, for Leenderke, read Leendertse. 
Page 475, lines 33 and 34, for Rock, read hock. 

154 William Adams Richardson. [April, 

was confirmed 20 January, 1885, as Chief Justice of the Court, at 
which post of honor he did admirable service up to the day of his 

The subject of this brief memoir was born at Tyngsborough, 
Mass., 2 November, 1821. His career exemplifies what an incal- 
culable amount of work a public man may compass, who has aimed 
with undeviating purpose to make himself in the highest degree 
useful. He loved to toil. It may be said of Chief Justice Richard- 
son that literally he lived " laborious days." 

In his veins flowed the blood of a sturdy, self-reliant English 
ancestry. He was of the sixth generation in descent from Ezekiel 
Richardson, who, with his wife Susanna, was of the church gathered 
at Charlestown, in the Bay, 27 August, 1630. The line runs : 
Ezekiel 1 , Josiah 1 , Josiah 2 , William, Daniel 1 , Daniel 2 , William 
Adams. In company with six others, Ezekiel Richardson, and two 
younger brothers, Samuel and Thomas, founded Woburn in 1641.* 

Josiah, second son of Ezekiel, was born at Charlestown, 7 
November, 1635. He married Remembrance Underwood, of Con- 
cord, in June, 1659, and removed to Chelmsford. He was a 
captain of a military company there. Two of Eliot's Indians, it 
seems, executed a deed, 19 January, 1688, to Captain Josiah 
Richardson, conveying "for ye love we bear for ye beforesaid 
Josiah," a tract of land embracing that portion of the present city 
of Lowell on which nearly all the large manufactories now stand. 

Captain Josiah's eldest son, Josiah, born at Chelmsford, 18 May, 
1665, was married to Mercy Parish, of Dunstable, 14 December, 
1687. Their youngest son, William, born at Chelmsford, 19 
September, 1701, took to wife Elizabeth Colburn, of Dracut, and 
settled in Pelham, New Hampshire. William Richardson, like his 
father, was a farmer, and an officer of the militia. He died at 
Pelham in 1776. Of nine children, the youngest son was Daniel, 
born at Pelham in 1749. 

Daniel Richardson was sent to Dracut to study for college. He 
gave up the plan, however, of going to college, and, following the 
custom of his ancestors, applied himself to farming. He left the 
plow for a while to go as a soldier in the war of the Revolution ; and 
when he came home was rewarded with an officer's commission 
in the militia. He had the good fortune to marry at Dracut, in 
1773, a woman of superior mental endowment, Sarah Merchant, 
daughter of Mr. William Merchant, of Boston, and of Abigail 
(Hutchinson) Merchant, a sister of Governor Hutchinson. Daniel 
Richardson died at Pelham, 23 May, 1823, leaving three sons, 
William Merchant, Samuel Mather, and Daniel — all men of force 
and ability. 

• The Richardson Memorial, by John Adams Vinton (Portland, 1876), a work that 
treats in lull detail of the descendants of the three brothers Kichardson. The present 
writer is much indebted to it for genealogical data. 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 155 

William Merchant Richardson (Harvard, 1797) was chief jus- 
tice of the highest court of New Hampshire, from 1816 till his 
death in 1838. He is remembered as a very able lawyer, who left 
an enduring mark on the jurisprudence of his native State. Samuel 
Mather liichardson took an active part in public affairs at Pelham, 
and gained some distinction as a soldier of the war of 1S12. He 
had the rank of general in the militia, and acquired a handsome 
fortune. He died in 1858. The third son, Daniel, born 19 
January, 1783, was the father of the subject of this sketch. 

Daniel Richardson, after studying law with Samuel Dana, of 
Groton, opened an office at Tyngsborough, a quiet little town, 
eight miles from Lowell. By habits of industry and frugality, 
he in time acquired a very respectable practice. For thirty-five 
years he was postmaster of the town ; and he represented his fellow- 
citizens in the legislature. He was married in 1810 to Betsey 
Butterfield, of Tyngsborough, who died without issue. His second 
wife was Mary (Roby) Adams, of Chelmsford, to whom he was 
married in 1816.* Of this union there were two children, both 
born at Tyngsborough : Daniel Samuel, 1 December, 1816, and 
AVilliam Adams (afterward Secretary of the Treasury), born, as 
already stated, 2 November, 1821. 

William's mother died before he was four years old. The fol- 
lowing year his father married Hannah Adams, a« younger sister of 
the late wife.f 

In due time William was sent to Pinkerton Academy at Derry, 
New Hampshire, and later to the Academy at Groton. Entering 
Harvard College in 1839, he was graduated in 1843. He appears 
to have reached no special prominence in college. A class-mate has 
said of him, "He was what in those days was called a 'dig'; 
always prepared with his task rather by dint of hard work than by 
facility of acquisition." Among his class-mates there may be named 
Charles A. Dana, of the JSTew York Sun; Thomas Hill, who 
became president of the CollegeJ ; John Lowell, afterward United 
States Judge, and Horace Binney Sargent. 

Upon graduation Mr. Richardson went to Lowell and read law 
in the office of his brother Daniel (Harvard, 1836), who had a 
growing practice. He studied, too, for a brief season with Fuller 
and Andrew, at Boston, the latter becoming afterward the famous 
war governor. A year and a half spent at the Harvard Law School 

* Mary Adams Richardson, a descendant of Henry Adams of Braintree (1634), was 
upon the maternal side granddaughter of William Koby, a revolutionary officer of 
2\'ew Hampshire. Her father, William Adams, fought in the Revolution, and was pre- 
a witness to the execution of Major Andre. 

t The only child of Daniel and Hannah (Adams) Richardson was George Francis 
Richardson (Harvard, 1850), now a public-spirited citizen of Lowell) one of the Leaders 
of the Middlesex bar, and some years miicc a popular major of t he citj . 

t Dr. Hill and Chief Justice Richardson wen- warm friends. The Doctor painted in 
oil a portrait of himself— a good Likeness, it. is said, an I affixing a Latin inscription 
sent it to his friend Richardson. It may be noted here that Richardson, for many 
years, and till his death, was class secretary. 

156 William Adams Richardson. [April, 

completed his preparation for admission to the bar, which event 
occurred 8 July, 1846. His brother took him into partnership, 
and the younger Richardson soon became favorably known as an 
industrious, painstaking office-lawyer. 

On the 29th October, 1849, Mr. Richardson was married to Anna 
Maria Marston, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Holt) Marston, 
of Maehiasport, Me., a descendant of William Marston of Hamp- 
ton. Mrs. Richardson was a handsome woman, of refined manners, 
and otherwise accomplished ; and the union was a most happy one.* 

The young lawyer advanced steadily to such positions as are 
usually open to those juniors at the bar whose orderly conduct of 
business has once secured public esteem ; and we find him made a 
bank director, a common councilman, a judge advocate in the 
militia, and the like. In March, 1885, Governor Gardner ap- 
pointed him upon a commission of three lawyers, to consolidate 
and re-arrange the statutes of the Commonwealth. One commis- 
sioner (Richmond) took no active part, and it was left to Joel 
Parker (Royal Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, and 
previously Chief Justice of New Hampshire) and to Mr. Richardson 
to perform the labor of preparing a report for the legislature. 
This meant to re-write not a little of the statute law. The younger 
member of the board performed this task with scrupulous fidelity ; 
and the joint report met with legislative approval in every essential 
feature. This achievement took final shape in the General Statutes 
of 1860. Mr. Richardson was associated with the late George P. 
Sanger in editing and superintending the printing of this volume. 
They did similar work upon an annual for twenty-two years, and 
upon other volumes of a like kind. In this sphere of labor the 
Lowell lawyer displayed a remarkable sense of method and topical 
arrangement, together with many other earmarks of an incompar- 
ably good editor. The character of his success as commissioner, it 
should be added, had brought him into general repute as a sound 
and able lawyer. 

To the general acceptance of the bar, Governor Gardner, in the 
spring of 1856, appointed Mr. Richardson judge of probate for 
the county of Middlesex. Two years later the courts of probate 
were abolished and courts of probate and insolvency w r ere estab- 
lished in their place. This radical step was taken for no other 
purpose than to get rid of Judge Edward G. Loring, of Suffolk, 
who in his capacity as United States commissioner had rendered a 
decision that sent Anthony Burns back into slavery. Loring was 
a high-minded, upright magistrate who had simply done under the 

* They had hut one child, Isabella Anna, born in Lowell, 21 December, 1850, and 
married 23 November, 1876, to Alexander F. Magruder, passed assistant surgeon, 
U. S. Navy. Mrs. Magruder died at Washington 4 April, 1898. Their children were : 
W l!i;un Richardson, born in Washington, 20 September, 1878; died at Groton, 1883; 
;ander Richardson, born at Nice, France, 17 January, 1873; Isabella Richardson, 
born at Washington, 20 April, 1886. 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 157 

fugitive slave act what he conceived to be his duty.* But public 
sentiment overwhelmingly condemned the decision. Twenty-seven 
judges of probate were thus legislated out of office, of whom only 
four were re-appointed in the new court. Of the four, Judge Rich- 
ardson was one. 

Lawyers well qualified to pronounce an opinion have said that 
a better judge of probate has never sat in the Commonwealth than 
William Adams Richardson. The duties of the position were in 
every way to his taste. He dispatched business with marvellous 
rapidity, seldom falling into error in his decisions. In 1860, he 
removed his residence from Lowell to Cambridge. 

President Grant, in March, 1869, called to his cabinet George 
S. Boutwell, of Massachusetts, as Secretary of the Treasury. 
Judge Richardson was one day sitting as referee, in his office at 
Boston, when a telegram was handed to him. It was an urgent 
request from his friend the new Secretary of the Treasury, to accept 
the office of assistant secretary. Just at this time the Governor 
had tendered to the Judge a seat upon the bench of the Superior 
Court of the Commonwealth. This latter honor he declined ; and 
he felt most reluctant to comply with the summons from Washing- 
ton. Yielding at last, however, because of the ties of friendship, he 
took the office of assistant secretary temporarily, with the full 
intention of soon laying it down again, and resuming more con- 
genial duties on the bench. But as from time to time he stayed, his 
fitness for the conduct of national affairs showed itself so conspicu- 
ously that, though in good faith he repeatedly tried to resign, pressure 
was brought to bear, and he found himself still remaining at the 
Treasury. It was not until April, 1872, that, giving up all hope 
of a return, he resigned the judgeship. 

The weightiest action that marks the career of Assistant Secrc- 
tary Richardson had to do with the disposal abroad of one hundred 
and thirty-four millions of five per cent. United States bonds. He 
took to London, in June, 1871, a clerical force, and established 
there what was virtually a branch of the Treasury Department. 
Every arrangement for the safe reception and keeping of these 
securities fell to him ; as well as the care of the gold received for 
their sale, and of the five-twenties taken in payment and cancelled. 
This colossal undertaking, together with a series of most important 

•Now thatthe events of that period ran be looked at calmly, it is impossible, I think, to 
withhold from Judge Loring the praise he deserves for judicial heroism. Knowing full 
well that to decide as he did meant a loss of his office, the salary of which needed 
for the support of his family, he, kind-hearted and gentle as he w;is by nature, did not 
flinch from the ordeal. While delivering the opinion, lie had in his pocket an anony- 
mous Letter threatening to kill him if his decision were nol in favor of the slave. This 
fad 1 have (20 February, 1899) from the widow of the Judge, Mrs. BarrietBoott Loring, 
of Washington, who has recently passed in good health her ninety-first birthday. 

Presidenl Pierce uamed Loring to be a Judge of the Courl of Claims, and he wj 
confirmed 6 May, 1858. Here he rendered valuable service to the country, until Ins 
retirement forage in 1877. Et thus happened that for a brief period Judge Richardson 
and Judge Loring sat together in the Court of Claims. 

158 William Adams Richardson. [April, 

consultations with the heads of the great banking-houses of Lon- 
don and the Continent, with a view to a further sale of bonds, 
of which it is impossible here to present to the reader even the 
barest outline, Judge Richardson carried through in a masterly man- 
ner to complete success. 

When General Grant had entered upon his second term (March, 
1873), Secretary Bout well, it will be remembered, left the cabinet 
to take a seat in the Senate ; and the President advanced Assistant 
Secretary Richardson to the head of the Treasury. Grant knew 
and liked the quiet, unassuming man, who had shown such rare 
administrative qualities. The new Secretary pursued the same 
general policy as his predecessor with respect to a speedy reduction 
of the public debt ; and devoted himself zealously to the public 

One interesting achievement of his administration deserves men- 
tion. The method adopted to receive into the Treasury the fifteen 
and a half million of dollars in gold from Great Britain, awarded in 
1872 by the Geneva Tribunal for the Alabama claims, was devised 
by Secretary Richardson. He most ingeniously utilized the redemp- 
tion of five-twenty bonds in London, and avoided the necessity of 
actual payment in coin. This was done so skilfully that there was 
no disturbance of the money market or visible effect upon exchange. 
It was characteristic of the man that he regarded this financial 
operation as nothing out of the ordinary course ; and it was nearly 
ten years later that the public learned with what ease all difficulties 
in the way had been surmounted, Judge Richardson having then 
supplied a description of the transaction in a letter written in reply 
to a request to that effect. 

Foreseeing the financial disaster that was coming — the panic of 
1873 — Secretary Richardson had begun betimes to strengthen the 
reserve. When September was bringing one failure after another, 
the Treasury Department was found to be not unprepared for the 
storm. The bankers and capitalists of New York city kept up a 
persistent call for the Treasury to come to the aid of the banks, by 
putting the reserve into circulation. The press joined in the clamor. 
This step the Secretary advised the President could not be taken. 
Grant relied implicitly upon his Secretary of the Treasury at this 
critical moment ; and it was well for the country that he did so. 

The President had so far yielded, however, as to come from Long 
Branch to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York city ; where by his 
direction Secretary Richardson met him, early on the morning of 
Sunday, 21 September. Representatives of the bankers and busi- 
ness men were by appointment, admitted to a conference with the 
President and Secretary. The strain was intense. Panic in Wall 
Street was declared certain for the morrow, unless the government 
should come to the rescue. But the Secretary of the Treasury 
stood firm in his refusal to take any action not plainly authorized 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 159 

by law. This determined stand kept the Treasury Department out 
of the panic ; and the action of the Secretary was of momentous 
consequence to the country.* 

Notwithstanding the success that followed his efforts as an admin- 
istrative officer, Judge Richardson had never concealed his preference 
for a judicial station. An opportunity having presented itself for a 
seat upon a bench closely identified with subjects of national con- 
cern, it was no great surprise to the friends of the Secretary that the 
President should send his name to the Senate for appointment as 
a judge of the Court of Claims. The nomination was speedily con- 
firmed, 4 June, 1874. 

The man was suited to the place ; and the newcomer was not 
long in making his presence felt. Besides attending to the regular 
routine of the Court, he annotated the acts of Congress as they 
appeared, and superintended their publication, in the form of a 
"Supplement." For several years he delivered a regular course 
of lectures before the law school of Georgetown College. He 
prepared with infinite pains an extensive Index to the Revised Stat- 
utes of the United States, which is a model of its kind. 

President Arthur promoted him (and the Senate confirmed the 
appointment) to be Chief Justice of the Court of Claims, in 
January, 1885. The honor was deserved, and the recipient hence- 
forth gave to the Court his best thought and his unceasing ap- 
plication. The bar all liked him. He dispatched business with sig- 
nal ability ; and was active to enlarge the usefulness of the tribunal 
over whose deliberations he presided. Judge Weldon, one of his 
brethren of the Court who knew him intimately, says of him as a 
judicial officer : 

" In the branch of statutory law, the Chief Justice had rare qualification 
as a Judge. The knowledge of that department of jurisprudence has not 
been excelled in the history of this country. His patient and unremitting 
power of investigation, his accurate and clear conception of legal principles 
embodied in the forms of statutory enactment, his varied experience in the 
revision and construction of acts of the legislature of his native state, and 
of the laws of Congress, conferred upon him the highest quality of ability, 
involving the correct exposition of the law as founded upon the will of the 

* "I assure you that nothing the President has ever done seems to give more satis- 
faction than the decision which you and he reached on Sunday last. I hear from every 
one, except those interested in speculative stocks or bonds, one universal approval 
of the ' heroic action of the President and Secretary of the Treasury ' " Secretary Fish 
to Secretary Richardson, MS. private letter, 26 September, 1873. — President Grant had 
agreed, in the kindness of his heart, to go to the sub-treasury in Wall Street, with the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the next morning, to see what could be done. This was 
without the Secretary's knowledge. As soon as the President told him of the plan, 
however, the Secretary stoutly opposed it. General Grant wisely followed bis Secre- 
tary's advice ; and the two at a late hour that night, quietly slipping out of the club- 
house where with a company they had been dining, left the city, and early the next 
morning were in Washington. The story, drawn from a MS. narrative written out by 
the late Chief Justice, is told in a volume, privately printed, entitled "A sketch of the 
Life and Public Services of William Adams Richardson," by Frank Warren Hackett, 
Washington, 1898. See Register for January, 1899, page 111. 

160 William Adams Richardson, [April, 

His opinions are concisely written, logical and convincing. They 
are characterized by a firm grasp of the true questions at issue, 
coupled with a power to a degree rather uncommon of expressing 
the judicial conclusion with precision and entire clearness. What 
the Chief Justice was is reflected in the proceedings of the bar of 
the Court of Claims, at a meeting held soon after his death. Each 
speaker seems impelled to lay emphasis upon the mastery that the 
head of the Court had gained over the complex duties of his office. 

The Chief Justice cared little for society, or the club, and abso- 
lutely shunned public occasions. The retiring habit of the student 
grew upon him. He worked late at night, and was up at early 
dawn to renew the task he had set himself. He seldom took a real 
vacation, though he visited Europe several times, and once with 
his family made the journey around the world. Yet he was com- 
panionable, and loyal to his friends, whom he liked to welcome with 
cordial hospitality. But his contentment lay in his law work. The 
death of Mrs. Richardson in March, 1876, increased, if anything, 
the measure of his consecration to labor that he alone could perform. 
It is a wonder that his constitution so long stood the strain, for he 
lived in good health apparently, until he reached the age of nearly 
seventy -five. His last illness was of brief duration. He passed 
peacefully away at his residence in Washington, on the morning of 
Monday, 19 October, 1896, on the day and almost at the very hour 
assigned for the Court to re-assemble after the long summer vacation. 

The simple funeral services were held at All Souls' (Unitarian) 
church, of which for many years he had been a member. His body 
was laid to rest beside that of his wife at Oak Hill Cemetery, in the 
Georgetown part of Washington. 

As early as 1857 Chief Justice Richardson was elected a resident 
member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society ; and 
in 1873 he became an honorary member. In January of the latter 
year he was elected an honorary vice-president, and for fifteen years 
was re-elected to that office. There was present in him the true 
historic instinct. He liked to have facts accurately stated, and he 
believed that much of that which the present hour treats as of trivial 
worth, really deserves to be set down and remembered. He had 
not long been a probate judge before he had brought about a reform 
in probate blanks ; and the form prepared by him and adopted 
throughout the Commonwealth was so worded as to gather upon the 
record a species of genealogical data, which had previously been 
wholly neglected. 

The Loivell Daily Courier, of 4 April, 1881, contains an article 
from his pen upon the early annals of Tyngsborough that is rich in 
historic information. He was not an infrequent contributor to the 
columns of the Register, the last paper being of special interest, 
entitled "The Government of Harvard College, Past and Present." 
It appeared in the January number (1897) after his death. 

1899.] William Adams Richardson. 161 

Space forbids mention of his devotion to the welfare of Harvard 
College, of which for twelve years (1863-1875) he was an overseer ; 
or, of the share he bore in the movement to take the election of the 
board of overseers from the legislature and give it to the alumni. 
Suffice it to say that he was in an active and real sense an intensely 
loyal son of Harvard. 

The amount of written material left by Chief Justice Richardson 
is large. Aside from numerous opinions, pamphlets and magazine 
articles on various topics, the notes to the statutes (some of them 
yery full) are not inconsiderable in extent. In May, 1855, he 
published a handy volume on the banking laws of Massachusetts. 
VVhen he had become Assistant Secretary of the Treasury he pre- 
oared a very valuable book entitled " Practical Information concern- 
nof the Public Debt of the United States, with the National Banking 
/Vet Laws for Banks, Bankers, Brokers, Bank-Directors and In vest- 
as." This volume reached a second edition. Throughout his writ- 
n<rs there is to be seen a trend of thought in the direction of what 
s practically useful. There is no play of the imagination, little if 
mything to indicate sympathy with other lines of action than that 
vhich is immediately useful from a business point of view. Within 
he limits, however, of this evident purpose to serve the public in 
heir material interests, all his productions are worthy of special 
ommendation. • 

An exception (if indeed it may be set down as an exception) to 
he rigid rule of utility that governed his daily labor is seen in his 
isposition to give play to a taste for collecting and setting forth 
istoric facts. One paper illustrative of this tendency may be men- 
ioned. It is a full and interesting description — published in 1883 
—upon the origin and development of the Court of Claims. Another 
istance is afforded in a contribution to the Register that presents a 
st of the Alumni of Harvard College who have held high official 
ositions (1887, p. 300). This article the writer was at great 
ains to produce. It is original in conception. It fixes and presents 
ata in a statistical form from which valuable deductions are to be 
rawn, whose worth is proved by the fact that the plan has been 
allowed by the graduates of Yale, Princeton and other institutions. 
What is here presented in a form necessarily brief and fragmentary 
3rves to disclose to the reader something of the character of the 
istinguished man of whom it treats. There is no need, therefore, 
yen if space were available for the purpose, to set forth the more 
3nspicuous qualities by the exercise of which William Adams 
ichardson attained success. Let it be enough, by way of con- 
usion, to quote the apt language of the Court that speaking through 
udge Weldon summarizes his achievements, as follows : 

" His career was a success, filling as it did the measure of a half century 
ith the fruit of patient and patriotic toil in the public and private relations 
' life. . . 

162 South Hampton Church Records, [April. 

His valuable labors on the bench, in the field of statutory publications 
his services in the executive branch of the government, entitle him to th* 
respect and admiration of the bar and the gratitude of his country." 


Conmunicated by Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 
(Continued from vol. 52, page 435.) 


Josiali Sawyer and Martha Eastman* 
Rueben Collins and Judith Worthen. 
Jacob Collins and Judith Colby. 
David French and Comfort Ring. 
Moses Teuxbury and Lydia Merrill. 
Ichabod Colby and Molly Jones. 
Hezekiah Colby and Mary Colby. 
Isaac Currier and Elisabeth Hedlock. 
Benjimen Bell and Rebeccah White. 
David Thompson and Rachal Brown. 


Theophilus Colby and Hannah Challace. 
John Pressey and Martha Haselton. 
David Pillsbury and Rhoda Hadlock. 
Jonathan Weare and Mary French. 
Timothy Heseltine and Sarah Colby. 

Nathan Brown and Molly Barnard. 
Barnard Eastman and Sarah Jones. 
John Eaton and Sarah Colby. 
Samuel Balch and Molly Brown. 
John Lyford and Miriam Challis. 
Thomas Pillsbury and Elisabeth Jones* 
Jonathan French and Rhoda Currier. 

18 Apr. Challis Preasey and Sarah Flanders. 
21 Jun. Simon Eaton and Maribah Eaton. 

29 Jan. William Carter and Anna Woodman. 
31 Jan. Jonathan Eastman and Sarah Flanders. 

2 Oct. Samuel Eaton and Polly Eaton. 

Oct. Efcekiel French and Molly French. 
13 Oct. Bryant Eaton and Betty Collins. 

15 Feb. Jeremiah Avery and Dolly Collin. 
17 Feb. Thomas Currier and Molly Rowell. 





































































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John Gove and Sally Palmer. 
Enoch Tictcome and Susannah Mitchell. 
Merrill Jones and Tarzar Ring. 
George Janvim and Dorothy Loverin. 
Abner Eastman and Lois Flanders. 
Gershom Bartlett and Elisabeth Hoit. 
Elijah Row and Dorothy Teuxbury. 
Ezekiel Edgeley and Molly Eastman. 
David Morrill and Susannah Pillsbury. 
William Brown and Radial French. 
Nath 1 Batchelder and Ruth Morrill. 
Calvin Flanders and Mary Jones. 


21 Jan. Jonathan Currier and Dorothy Fitts. 

18 Mar. Thomas Barnard and Sarah Currier. 

19 Mar. Moses George and Anna Ring. 
17 May Zopher Dow and Hannah Eaton. 

13 Jun. Jonathan Brown and Dorothy Gordon. 
25 Nov. Ephraim Dow and Elisabeth French. 
Benjimen Gordon and Lydia Eastman. 


Merrill Colby and Elisabeth Colby. 
Daniel Currier and Elisabeth French. ■ 

Eliphlet Currier and Betsey Currier. 
Timothy Flanders and Sarah Merrill. 
Jonathan Jewell and Dorothy Currier. 
May Micah George and Lucy Ring. 

Samuel Adams Sanborn and Anne Currier. 
Samuel Prescott and Mary Worthen. 
Samuel Morrill Jr. and Anna Noyes. 
Timothy Leavitt Dowlin and Elisabeth Collins. 
Josiah Tilton Jr. and Martha Greeley. 
John True Jr. and Lydia Rogers. 
Henry Eaton and Sally Eaton. 
Ebenezer Loverin and Emma Iladlock. 
Moses Hart and Sally Carl too. 
1" Sep. Daniel Jones Jr. and Sarah Shepard. 
t> Oct. Nathan Man and Judith Brown. 

Moses Peasley and Elisabeth Bartlett. 
James Iladlock and Anne Flanders. 
John Hutchins Jr. and Hannah French* 
Nath 1 Sargent and Martha Quiinby. 


John Janverin and Jane Sweet 
Samuel Fasa and Miriam Norton. 
Ezekiel Merrill and Ann-' Jewell. 
Richard Fitts and Elisabeth Currier. 
Nath 1 Fifield and Molly Brown. 

John Brown and Su-annah I 

Nehemiah Bach and Marj r- i lee* 




































































164 South Hampton Church Records. [April, 

Samuel Currier and Molly Sawyer. 
Samuel Prescott and [lope Pike. 


John Gove and Debroah Nason. 
Valintine Colby and Sarah Tuexbury. 
Aaron True and Martha Woodman. 
John French and Sarah Barnard. 
Abraham Brown and Hannah Eaton. 
Jacob Gale and Sally Tappen. 
Samuel Morrill and Elisabeth Goodwin. 
Henry Bragge and Rhoda Collins. 
Sevvall Brown and Anna French. 
Benjimen Brown and Mehitable Dow. 


William Perkins and Rhoda Stevens. 
Ebenezer George and Betty Woodman. 
William Flanders and Rhoda Collins. 
Benjimen Morrill and Sarah Currier. 
Jonathan Collins and Judith French. 


Samuel Pillsbury and Molly Currier. 
Moses French and Elsy Dole. 
Phillip Colby and Polly Goodwin. 
Nathan Thomson and Hannah Sargent. 
Stephen Currier and Miriam Sawyer. 
David Flanders Jr. and Hannah Goodwin. 
Ephriam Dollodd and Esther Til ton. 
Abel French and Sarah Currier. 


John Merrill and Anna Perkins. 
Theopholus Clough and Elisabeth Currier. 
Robert Collins Jr. and Mary Eaton. 
Thomas Youras and Betty Perkins. 
Isiah Palmer and Jemina Sawyer. 
James George and Lydia Jones. 
Joseph Teuxbury and Sarah Hoit. 
Daniel Palmer and Sarah Dole. 


28 Feb. Jonathan Evens and Betsey Smith. 

28 Mar. Stephen Jones and Molly Bagley. 

27 Apr. James Hadlock and Betty Currier. 

25 May Richard Stuart and Sally Rowell. 

22 Jun. Samuel Barnard and Betty Teuxbury. 

16 Nov. Benjimen Merrill and Dorothy Currier. 

30 Aug. David Jones and Abigail Gulison. 
12 Sep. Samuel French and Miriam French. 
18 Dec. Samuel Currier and Martha Fitts. 








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1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 165 


26 Jan. Stephen Eastman and Hannah Palmer. 

27 Oct. Joseph Jewell and Judith Woodman. 

28 Nov. Thomas Fitts and Sarah French. 


13 Feb. Eli Mingo and Vilet Whittier (negros). 

24 Feb. Nath 1 How and Betty Fitts. 

26 Mar. Daniel Currier and Molly French (widow of Ebenezer). 

1 May Moses Coffin and Mary Jones. 

5 May William Morrill and Elisabeth Dudley. 

30 Jun. Joseph Janverin and Molly French. 

4 Aug. Noah Penn Williams and Sally Nocholls. 

7 Sep. Jeremiah Graves and Betty Torrey. 

8 Oct. Adonijah Colby and Anne Rowell. 

16 Nov. Samuel Woodman and Rhoda Collins. 

Persons baptized by the Pastor of the Church of Christ in 

South Hampton, N. H. 


17 Apr. Henry, son of Olando and Sarah Weed. 

12 Jun. Anna, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Gould. 

19 .lun. Mary, daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 

24 Jul. Eastman, son of John and Mary Hoit. 

24 Jul. Asa, son of Asa and Mehitable Flanders. 

24 Jul. Nath 1 , son of Jonathan and Judith Flanders. 

j31 Jul. Miriam, daughter of Joseph and Mary Merrill. 

7 Aug. Mary, daughter of James and Mary Merrill. 

7 Aug. Elihu, son of Daniel and Sarah French. 

14 Aug. Lawrence Straw and Abia his wife. Their children, Moses 
Straw, John Straw, Lawrence Straw, Ezra Straw, Abia Straw, 
Hannah Straw, and Miriam Straw. 
28 Aug. David, son of Job and Miribah Rowell. 
11 Sep. Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Morrill. 

1 1 Sep. Abel, son of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

9 Oct. Mary, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Morrill. 

|13 Oct. Eben, son of Elben and Eliza French. 

30 Oct. Reuben, son of Reuben and Phebe Currier. 

• ' Nov. Dorothy, daughter of Reuben Dow. 

9 Nov. Ephraim, son of Tthy Dimond. 

13 Nov. Henry, son of Henry and Rebecca French. 

13 Nov. Appha, daughter of Josiah and Mehitable Flanders. 

18 Nov. Isaac, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

1 1 Dec. Jemina, daughter of Nathan and Martha Dow. 

28 Dec. Eben. son of Joseph and Hannah Gould. 


1 Jan. Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Jewell. 

2 Jan. Stephen, son of John and Zeppaich Bartlett. 
2 Jan. Dorothy, daughter of Ezikiel and Rebecca Iloit. 

1 Mar. May, daughter of Ezckicl and Miriam Morrill. 
13 Mar. Abner and Sarah, children of Jacob and Abigail Morse. 


South Hampton Church Records. 




























30 Dec. 

































































Daniel, son of Lawrence and Abia Straw. 
Ephriam, son of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 
Henj., son of widow Sarah Weed. 
Sarah, daughter of W m and Sarah Parsons. 
Benj., son of Deacon Nathan and Hannah Merrill. 
Page, son of Jon. and Ester Ring. 
James, son of Richard and Sarah Currier. 
Sarah, daughter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
Daniel, son of Daniel and Hannah Carter. 
Jon. and Tamzon, children of Jon. and Judith Flanders. 
Moses, son of Samuiel and Elizabeth Barnard. 
Samuiel, son of Samuil and Hannah Currier. 
Ann, wife of Richard Collens. 

Jacob, Moses, Minna, and Mary, children of Richard and Anu 


Susannah, daughter of David and Susannah Easman. 
Hannah, daughter of Sam 1 and Mary French. 
Joseph, son of Eliphet and Mary Merrill. 
Thomas Rowell, an adult. 
Wil, son of W m and Sarah Parsons. 
Abraham and Elisabeth, children of Wid. Sarah Rowell. 
Elisabeth Rowell, adult. 
Philip Currier, adult. 

Anna, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 
Ephriam, son of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 
Adam, son of Joseph and Sarah Morrill. 
James, son of James and Mary Merrill. 
Dorothy, daughter of Henry and Elisabeth Currier. 
Ebenezer, sou of Eben. and Elisabeth French. 
Ephriam, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Dorothy Easman. 
Moses, Miriam, and Dorothy, children of Jerimiah and Mehita- 
ble Flanders. 


Daniel, son of Daniel and Sarah French. 

Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel aud Joanna Morrill. 

Abigail Deman, daughter of Dea. Joseph and Hannah French. 

Abigail, daughter of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

Ezekiel, son of Henry and Rebecca French. 

W m , son of Dea. Nath. Merrill. 

Elisabeth, daughter of W m and Sarah Parsons. 

Sammie, son of Ephriam and Elisabeth Carter. 

Samuel, son of Sam. and Hannah Morrill. 

Hannah and Sarah, children of Phillip and Ruth Currier. 

Eliphlet, son of Eliph. and Mary Merrill. 


Samuil, son of Sam. and Hannah Currier. 
Martha, daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 
Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Rebecca Iloit. 
Abigail, daughter of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 167 

Timothy, son of Josiah and Mehitable Flanders. 
Benj., son of Richard and Ann Collens. 
Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Carter. 
Ester, daughter of John and Zipporah Bartlett. 
Miriam, daughter of Jon a and Judith Currier. 
Nathan, son of James and Mary Merrill. 
Dinah, daughter of Nathan aud Mary Dow. 
Hannah, daughter of Jon and Judith Flanders. 
Joseph, son of Jon. and Sarah Jewell. 
Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel aud Jiminia Morrill. 

Elisabeth, daughter of W m and Sarah Parsons. 
Anna, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard. 
Mary, daughter of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 
Sam nil, son of Sam 1 and Mary French. 
David, son of Abnor and Elisabeth Gordon. 
Ezekiel, son of Henry and Abigail Lunt. 
Hannah, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 
Sarah, daughter of David and Sarah French. 
Theophilus, son of Er. and Judith Colby. 
John Flanders, son of David and Susanna Easman. 
Jonathan, son of Jon. and Mary Straw. 

Issac, son John Currier. 

Dorothy, daughter of Ezekiel and Minna Dimand. 



Miriam, wife of Ezekiel Dimand. 

Lydia, daughter of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

Paul, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

Humphy Clough, adult. 

W m , son of Humphy and Hannah Clough. 

Isaac, son of Richard and Fitts Sarah. 

Elisabeth, daughter of Prime and Sarah Flanders. 
Mary, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 
Richard, son of Richard and Ann Collens. 
Sarah Ring, Widow. 

Bacheller and Nathaniel, sons of Sarah Wing, Wide 
Ruth, daughter of Richard and Sarah Currier. 
Sarah, daughter of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 
Jacob, son of Samuel and Hannah Currier. 


Levi, son of James and Mary Merrill. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 

Samuel, son of Sam 1 and Hannah Morrill. 

Abel, son of Abel and P^lisabeth French. 

Mahitable Rowell, adult. 

Samuel, son of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 

Benj men, son of Wid. Sarah Ring. 

Richard Currier, son of Jonathan and Judith Flanders. 

Sarah, wife of Simeon Morrill. 

Barnes, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Mary, daughter of Nathan and Mary Dow. 

































































28 Jan. 


















uth Hampton Church Reeot April, 

Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Barnard. 

i i. daughter of ( hallia and Sarah !)<>w. 

Kingsbury, bod of David and Susannah Eastman. 

Benjmin Barnard, adult. 

Bzekiel, bod of Benj. and Ilima Barnard. 

Judith, daughter of Phillip and Ruth Currier. 

Elisabeth, daughter of Prince and Sarah Flandi 

i ::> 1 . 

Dorothy, daughter of Paul and Martha Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Jeremiah, Bon of Abnor and Lydia Morrill. 

Ann. daughter of Richard and Sarah Fitts. 

Mary, wife of Thomas Tewxbury, 

Benjmin, .son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Chillis Currier, adult. 

Richard, son of Chellis and Mary Currier. 

Benj, son of Humphy and Hannah C lough. 

Dorothy, daughter of Dea. Nath 1 Merrill and wife Dorothy 

Philip, son of Henry and Rhoda Osgood offered by Philip 

Flanders. Jr and wife Abigail (French). 
Moses, sou of Moses and Abigail Aeres (Ayers). 
Jerimiah, son of Samuel and Hannah Merrill. 
Thomas, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 
John, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 
Dudley, son of James and Mary Merrill. 


Barnard, son of Richard and Sarah Currier. 

Alice, daughter of Richard, and Ann Collens. 

Judith, daughter of Thomas and Mary Tewxbury. 

Anna, daughter of Benj. and Ann Barnard. 

Richard, son of Richard and Mary Flanders. 

Eno8, Hannah and Elisabeth — children of Micah and Elisabeth 

Ebenezer, son of Stevens and Martha Gould. 
Mary, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 
Jacob Fowler, Jr., adult. 

Hannah, daughter of Jacob Fowler Jr. and wife Elisabeth. 
Mary, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Mary, daughter of Jon. and Sarah Jewell. 

Benjmin, Bon of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 

Judith, daughter ol Nathan and .Mary Dow. 
Dorothy, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Currier. 

Daniel, bod of Oilin and Abigail French. 

Abigail, daughter of Kphrin and Abigail Carter. 
Theophilus, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 


Mahltable, daughter of J08iafa and Mahitable Flande: 
John, BOD of Prince and Sarah Flandt r>. 

Winthrop, boo of John Hart Jr and Sarah, his wii 
[To bt continued.] 










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8 Mar. 


































1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



By Edw. Doubleday Harris, Esq., of New York city. 


Parnal Yaill 

DAU" OF M r 


I)i. in 1 aii Vaill 

DIED JULY 26 fl IT:.:) 

[Continued from page 81.] 

I \ M EMORY of 
m 1 ' Joshua Drake 


Francis & ii w 
Phebe Drake 
aged 34 years 

2 Mo & 1!) D^ DIED 


Aug 1 8 th 1751 





Y e 28 th 1 7 2 G 






1 G 8 9 





DECd APRIL Y" u th 17;;;; 



In Memory of M r 

Jonathan Horton 
Avho died April 3' 1 
1 7 
in the 86 3 eat 
of I 




Y' 2D 17 2 3 

IN Y« 6i ft YEAR 


This monument is erected 
to the Memory of 

Timothy II. Bigelow 

of Middleton in Connecticut 

who died at this place 

guft 7 th 179J in the 

29 th year of his Age 





DIED NOV Y* 9 th 

17 3 8 


MAKdl ! 1 17;::) 

to the Memory of 
the amiable «\ ploofl wife of I 
Ezb \ L'Hommediei , Efquire, 
who departed this Life July 31, I' 
in the W !Tear of her I 
This montunenl sted. 

The House appointed for all living 
•»\li • Iread Trumpet sounds the slumbering Duft but 
not Inattenl ive to the call shall * 1 
nor shall I -ii amidft the < Irowd 

take Its Partner — Thrice happy meeting, 
nor Time nor Death Bhall ever part them more. 
. 1. in. 1 1 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 








BORN J ANt Y e 3 d 61 


16 9 4 


BORN AVG st Y e 13 th 


11 of J AN VARY 

169 8 

Interred is the Remains of JOHN GELSTON Son of DoC tr Sam. GelS- 
TON & ELIZABETH HIS WlFE whe departed this Life Aug 4 25 th 1756 M 1 
Year & 10 D s 

Elizabeth y e Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Gelfton died May 17 th 1760 Aged 
2 Years & 3 Mouths. 




APRIL : THE : 2=1718=IN 

THE : 9 : Y r : OF : HER : AGE 



DIED APRIL Y e 17 th 

1718 IN Y e 70 YEAR 


The Remains of M rs 
Eunic Storrs Daught r 
of y e Honorab'e Snub 1 
Conant Efq r of Manf 
field & Wife to y e Rev d 
John Storrs, Paftor of 

Y e fir ft Church of 

CHRIST in Southold 

Who died March 27 

A.D. 1767 Aged 31 year 

In Memory of 
Cap 1 John Prince 
who Departed 
this Life Janr y 
24 th 1765 Aged 
77 Years 2 M° 
and 3 Days 

Sacred to the Memory 
of Mrs. Martha Horton 

the amiable & pious 

Wife of Lieu* William 

Horton who departed 

Nov. 10th 1793 

this life in the 34th 
year of her age 

In Memory of M rs 

Elizabeth Budd wife to 
M r John Budd formerly 

Wife to y c Hon ble SAMUEL 

III '1(1 UN SON Efq r Who 

Died April y« 11 th 1751 in 

j 71 l Year of Her Age 

In Memory of 
Rely an c y e Wife 

of Cap* John 
Prince who died 

June 5 th 1761 

in the 30 th Year 

of,her Age 

In Memory of 

Daniel Son of 

Mr. Jof iah & 

Mrs. Elizabeth 


who died 

July 2 d 1793 

aged 5 years 

& 5 days 

YEARS 2 M° & 9 D s 
DECd FEB r y Y e 22D 

1899.] Ancient Buried- Grounds of Long Island, 






4 1724 IN THE 23 










1 G 9 8 










In Memory of 
The Rev d M r WlLLIAM 

THROOP who departed this 
Life Sept r 29 A.D. 1756 
Aged 36 Years & 3 Months * 

Ye 17th 1754 AGED 5 MONTHS & 17 DAYS. Here Death proclaims how 
Infants fell when Man became an Heir of Hell. 




SEPTR Y e 18 DAY 1717 




JANt Y e 16 th 1723-4 

IN Y e 36^ YEAR 








24 17 17 

In Memory of 

M r Matthias Hutchinson 

who departed this Life on 

the 17 th day of JanUAEY A.D. 

1759 Aged 23 Years & 29 Day" 

He with his Anceftors had Virtue all 

But he alone in prime of Lifemuft fall 

By Death to end the Illuftrious Line 

It muft be so & we to Heaven refign 

In Memory of Coll 

Elijah Hutchinson Efq r 

Who Departed this Life 
Octo r y« 15«> 1754 Aged 55 
Years 11 Months & 25 D 9 
Peace was the lovely object he pcrfu'd 
He fought y* Churches Weal his Neigh- 
bor* good 
And now at Large we trust he shares 

a hove 
Unfullied Peace & Everlafting love 
Math. v. 9. Blefsed are y e Peace makers 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [April. 

Here Lyes y Body 
of M THOM kfi 

Hutchinson who 

Died Jan*J 8 th 1748/1) ill 

38 d Year of bis Age 

In Memory of 
3f r «. Mary, Relict of 

Col. Elijah Hutchinson 

who died 

April 9th, 1783, 

in the 70th year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Lydia Paine Dau r 

of M r Allfnp & M rB 

Pliebe Paine, Who 

Died Nov br 2 nd 1750 

Aired 15 Years 1 

Month & 20 Day 8 




DYED MAY Y e 29 

1725 AGED 55 Y 

15 P 

17 12 

Eere lyes [nteired y e 

Body of .v Hon 1 ' 1 Co u 

Samuel EIutc&inson 

Efq* Who Departed this 

life Jan** 9 th 1737 in y e 

65* Year of His Age 


Hannah Wife of Doc* 

Samuel Ilntchinfoii 

\vho died Feb- V 6 th 1700 

in \ Q 24 th Year of Her Age 

Nor Virtue, Youth or 

Godlincf s could Save . 

The Loving Wife and Parent 

from the Grave ; 
Cropp'd like a Rose before 'tis 

fully blown, 

She ended Life, nor half Her 

Worth was known. 

Here lieth y e Body 

of Frances y e 

Daughter of John 

& Efther Peck 

died May v e 16 

1738 Iny e 5°» 

year of her age 

Io P 

17 15 
ye 6 

[The above are two stones, probably, of Pecks. They are of brown stone, 
very rudely cut and badly weathered. The dates uncertain, may be 1772 and 
1775. Remaining portions of original inscriptions, if any, are now obliterated.] 

In Memory of 

M r Jofeph Peck 

who died June 

28 th 1789 in the 

51" Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M rs Lucretia Peck 

Wife of M^ 

Jofeph Peck 

who died Sep r 4 th 

1773 in the 33 li 

Year of her age 


Memory of 

Syl vaxus Da vis 

who died May 13th 

1781, aged 83 



M r * Mary Davis 

wiff OF M r 

Sylvanus Davis 


LIFE sfi" THE 26 th 

17 5 4 


7 MONTHS & 9 !)■ 

In Memory of 

M« Mary Davis 

Dau' of M r Svi.\ ams 

&m n Mari Davis 

who died Sept 1 ' the 

26 th 17 6 8 

Aged 82 fears 

7 Months & 28 days 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

Mary the Wife of 

M r Silvanns Davis 

ft Daughter of M r 

Cartrett ft M r * Mary 

Gilliam who died 

July the 28 th 1771 

In the 71 th Year 

of her Age 

Here lies Interr'd 

the Body of 

David Corey Efq r 

Who Departed 

this life <><;tob r 

ye 30 th A. D. 1758 

Aged 68 years 

6 months and 

14 Days 




C EMBER 24th 

1721 IN THE 

30th YEAR OF 


James Perazim Gilboa Moore, son to M' Micah and M rB Jerusha 

MOORE, who died AUG 1 29, 175G Aged 1 Year 3 M° & 6 D 9 . 


& M» Jerusha Moore died sep* is th 1754 aged 8 years 5 months 

& 5 DAYS. 

in memory of James Moore son of m* Micah & m* Jerusha 
Moore died Aug 1 2n 1754 aged 4 years 8 months & 10 D s . 

in memoi; y of Benjamin Moore son of M r Micaii & M rs Jerusha 
Moore died Aug 1 2d 1754 aged 2 years 4 months & 22 d s . 

in memory of Joshua Moore son of M r Micah & m« Jerusha 
Moore died July 30 th 1754 aged g months & 20 d«. 

in memory of Perazim Gilboa Moore son of M r Micah & M r 
Jerush \ Moore died July 20 th 1754 aged g years 5 months & 

10 D 9 . 

Jerufha, Daughter of Micah & Jcrnfha Moore, died Novem r 6 th 1747 aged 6 
rears 2M°&9 Days. 

Frances, Daught'r of Micah & Jerufha Moore, died Octob r 8 th 1747 aged 4 
Years ft 7 M° ft 29 Days. 

Eunice. Danght*r of Micah & Jerufh Moore, died Novem 19 1747 aged 3 Years 
l M ft li Days. 

Martha, Daughter of Simon & Abigail More died Sepf 21, 1758 Aged 13 
years 5 mo. 

ABIGAIL, Daughter of Simon & Abigail More died Septf 10 L758 Aged 17 
fears 8 mo u . 

Abigail Mart 

Wife of Simon Wife of Stephen 

MORE DiedJnly I,:,lf,, - V ,)i,,(l An ^ 
21 ft 1758 Aged 

] 1 Months 

In Memory of 

M Ann Moore 

Wife Of M 

Simon Moore 
who died Sep 1 w h 
AD. 1778 
in the ■<■ 
of her 

L5 I 758 Air<'«l 
20 rears 


Memory of 
Hannah, wn 
Simon Moore 

Who died 

net' L8th L796, 

aged '•' 

176 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [April, 


Memory of 

Simon Moore 

who died March 12th 
1802 aged 84 years 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

Elizabeth Drummij Howard M r Smith Stratton 

Daughter of Rev d Jofeph M.A. who departed 

& M 18 Jane Hazard this life March 10 th 
who died A.D. 1758 in y e 

June 1 st 1800; 31 ft Year of his Age 
aged 16 days 

Beneath this duft lie the remains of 
the Rev. Elam POTTER 
a faithful good minifter of Jefus Chrift 
He died Jan T 5 th Aged 52 
in the year 1794 
Forbear to weep my loving friends 
Death is the voice Jehovah sends 
To call us to our home ; 

Through thefe dark f hades from pains redreft 
Is the right path to endlefs reft 
Where joys immortal bloom. 

In Memory of Here lies 

William Baker the Body of 

„^r -o^r,. „ ,^ Baze Baker he 

son of M' BEZA & M» died Feby the 2G 

MARY BAKER who was 1756 in the 32 nd 

born July y e 4 th 1755 year of his Age 

& died Oct r y e 15, 1756. 





DEO JUNE Y e 15 1735 

IN Y e 71 st YEAR 



Memory of of Rachel y e Wife of 

THOMAS CoNKLIN M r Thomas Conklin 

who died died May v* 10* 1750 

March 4, 1782 in J e 46 y ear 

aged 87 years of hls A S e 

j n In Memory of 

Memory of M r8 KEZIA HEMPSTED Wife 


of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. who departed this Life 

Eunice Hempfted OcT r 3 d . A.D. 1756, 

SS? di A ed ^v 101 * in the 27* Year of her Age. 

umi Ageci is Years l( Behold the Bridegroom cometh." 

D : H R : H 

1747 1746 

[These are two stones, rough, and rudely lettered, probably of Hempsteads.] 

[To be continued.] 

1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. Ill 


FEBRUARY, 1776. 

By Francis E. Blake, Esq., of Boston. 

In the early days of the occupation of Boston by British troops, 
the inhabitants of Dorchester Neck, now South Boston, became 
aware of the possible danger to which they were exposed by reason 
of their proximity to the town of Boston on one side and Castle 
William, now Fort Independence, on the other, as well as from the 
fire of the enemy's ships in the harbor. 

Their isolation from the main settlement of Dorchester was much 
more marked than the present surroundings indicate. Between the 
two places there was but one road (the " causeway " which the tide 
often flooded), following nearly the present line of Boston Street 
and Dorchester Street. There were then no dwellings on the 
"Little Neck," that now populous district known as Washington 
Villa ore. 

The number of families residing on the Neck (only ten or twelve) 
was not sufficient to enable them to make much .resistance to ag- 
gressors, and it is not surprising that fear for their own safety 
induced them to remove to Dorchester where they might feel 
reasonably secure from danger. They took with them the greater 
j part of their household goods and other personal property, leaving 
in some cases, small quantities of hay and grain and articles of but 
little value. This removal took place in the year 1775, probably 
in the summer or early fall, and the place was practically deserted. 

The neglect of the British general to take possession of Dorches- 
ter Heights is well known to have contributed to or resulted in his 
abandonment of Boston, and brought upon him the severest denuncia- 
tions in England. Aware of the importance of holding the Heights, 
unwilling for some reason to fortify them himself, he was the more 
unwilling that the Americans should occupy the ground. 

In the American camp the rumors of contemplated movements by 
General Howe and the various expeditions in the neighborhood, on 
land and on sea, served to stimulate the spirits of the soldiers. 

The plan of erecting fortifications upon the Heights was dis- 
cussed by General Washington with his officers but not fully 
decided upon until about the first of March, 1776. The corres- 
pondence and papers relating to this subject and the effect of the 
final occupation, both in America and in England, are very volu- 
minous and form a very interesting story. 

The affair especially referred to in this article occurred in the 
early morning of Wednesday, the 14th day of February, 1776, 

178 The British Raid on Dorchester Neclc, [April, 

when a large body of British troops landed upon the Neck, in 
accordance with orders given by General Howe. In a letter to 
Lord Dartmouth the general gave the following account of this 
affair : 

" It being ascertained that the enemy intended to take possession of 
Dorchester Heights or Neck, a detachment was ordered from Castle 
William on the 13th of February under the command of Lieut. Colonel 
Leslie, and another of grenadiers and light infantry commanded by Major 
Musgrave, with directions to pass on ice, and destroy every house and 
every kind of cover on that peninsular, — which was executed, and six of 
the enemy's guard taken prisoners." 

{Memorial History of Boston, Vol. 3, page 94.) 

Whether the reason here given by General Howe was the true 
or only cause of this action, it was the opinion of some American 
officers that he hoped through the alarm caused by this movement 
of his troops to draw from the main army at Roxbury to such an 
extent that he could without fear attack the ' remainder and force 


them to abandon their position. 

" About four in the morning, a party from the castle under Col. Leslie 
joined another, amounting to about five hundred, sent over the ice to Dor- 
chester Neck by Gen. Howe. They burnt about half a dozen houses ; but 
the general's scheme failed. He had been up the whole night, getting 
ready for an attack with a large body of troops. He expected, that the 
burning of the houses would occasion such an alarm, as to put the Ameri- 
can officers upon sending from Roxbury lines a large reinforcement, and 
thereby giving him an advantageous opportunity of attacking them ; but 
at day break, he found their men as usual at their alarmposts, so that he 
declined it." {Gordon, Vol. 2, page 188). 

The clearest statement, however, of what occurred there is given 
in Almon's Remembrancer : 

" Cambridge, Feb. 22 ; We hear from Dorchester that about four 
o'clock last AVedncsday a large party of ministerial troops were discovered 
crossing the ice on Boston Neck to Dorchester Neck, supposed to be about 
a thousand ; the centry immediately discharged his piece at them, and ran 
to the guard-house to inform Captain Barnes (who commanded the guard) 
who had already taken the alarm by the centries firing their pieces ; and 
from information he could get of the course they were steering judged 
their design was to cut off the retreat of the guard, which consisted only 
of GO men. 

Captain Barnes immediately marched his guard off the neck to the 
edge of the marsh, and just escaped them, and lest the guns that had heen 
fired should not alarm the camp, he had sent oil" several messengers ; the 
enemy marched along witli two field pieces, and posted themselves in so 
advantageous a manner, that Capt. Barnes could not attack them with the 
Least hope of success, but waited for the reinforcements. In the meantime 
the regulars improved every minute of their time in setting tire to the 

buildings on Dorchester neck, while they still moved towards tin; castle, 

where boats were ready to receive them, but our troops were so close upon 

them, that tin;}' put out the fire (if six or seven of the buildings, and 

1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. 179 

reached the point next the castle, before the regulars had reached the 
ca>tle, who had made prisoners of six of the guard, and one old man, an 

P.S. It is about two miles from the encampment at Dorchester over the 
causeway, etc., to the said guard-house, and one mile from thence to the 
point next the castle."* (AlmorCs Remembrancer, Vol, 4, page 104.) 

There are several other contemporaneous accounts which are 
worthy of being brought together for reference. 

The journal of Timothy Newell, Esq., one of the Selectmen of 
Boston, had the following : 

" Feb. 13. This night a large body of the Troops about 3 o'clock set 
off on the Ice from the fortifications, landed at Dorchester Neck and set 
fire to all the houses and barns, brot off six prisoners who were Centinels. 
Colo. Lesslie from the Castle, assisted with the Troops there, and re- 
turned at seven o'clock. No engagement ensued — the Provincials guards 
run off." 

Ezekiel Price, Esq., who was Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas 
and Sessions, a gentleman well qualified by his position to secure 
accurate information, gives in his diary a clear and concise statement : 

" The affair at Dorchester Point was this : A party of the Regulars 
from Boston, and another party from the Castle, set off at the same time 
on the ice and landed on Dorchester Neck, with an intention to encircle 
and take a party of our army posted there ; but our party discovered them, 
and retreated, and got from them : however, they took a sergeant and four 
or five men, who were picket-guard on the Point, then set fire to the 
houses, — two or three of them, — and retreated immediately, and got off 
before any of our army could reach them." 

(Mass. Historical Soc. Proc, 18G3.) 

General Washington's account of the affair, given in a letter to 
the President of Congress, is as follows : 

" Cambridge, February 14, 1776. 
Last night, a party of Regulars, said to be about five hundred, landed 
on Dorchester-Neck, and burned some of the houses there which were of no 
value to ii-, nor would they have been, unless we take post there. They 
then might have been of some service. A detachment went after them, as 
-"on as the fire was discovered, but, before it could arrive, they had ex- 
d their plan, and made their retreat." 

General Heath in his Memoirs refers to it also : 

u In the morning, a party of British troops from the Castle, and another 
from Boston, crossed over to Dorchester Neck, with intent to surprise 
the American guard, which they came well aigh effecting; the guard but 
just escaping them. There was bul one musket fired, on tin; side of the 
Americans. An old inhabitant and his son were taken prison rs. The 
Bi tish burnt the houses on the point, and then returned." 

* The encampment was located on or near Bavin Hill. 

180 The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. [April, 

There are several other accounts, but they add no information to 
that already given. The most unique relation is that found in the 
diary of David How, a Continental soldier : 

" This morning A Bout 4 Clock the Troops at Boston Landed At Doces- 
ter hill and Burnt 4 or 5 houses & Took one old man that Be long in them. 
Our j^eople ware soon A Larm d & wont Down And Drove them Back As 
fast a gin as they come." 

The destruction of the dwelling houses could certainly not con- 
tribute much to injure the American forces, or prevent them from 
fortifying the Heights, and the expedition for this purpose scarcely 
needed one thousand men. But as far as we can see there appears 
to have been no disposition to bring on an engagement with the 
Americans. In fact it is quite evident that Col. Leslie's intention 
was simply to capture the guard and destroy any preparations made 
for erecting fortifications on the Neck. The guard quickly retreat- 
ing from their advance, prevented an engagement of the troops, 
and the Colonel ordered the buildings destroyed and hurried to the 
point nearest the Castle where he found boats in readiness for him. 

As some suspicion of cowardice may attach to the Americans 
from the statements already given, it is fortunate that we have an 
authorized statement to the contrary. In a letter from Col. Hun- 
tingdon to Governor Trumbull, the former says : "Much blame has 
been thrown on our guard, at Dorchester, on occasion of the lat 
excursion of the enemy there, and burning a few desolate houses, 
but I hear General Ward approved their conduct." 

In reference to the sentries who were captured, Colonel Hunting 
don says : 

11 Three of our sentries, who were taken by the enemy # # * # # weref 
brought out by a flag of truce, and delivered up to us, this day. The 
others who were made prisoners at this same time, the officers of the lines 
say do not choose to come out ; but why they have permitted any to retun 
to us, is a matter of speculation." 

We have been unable to learn the name of the " old inhabitant ' : 
who is reported as having been taken prisoner. 

From a statement of Mr. Noah Clap, the town clerk of Dorches 
ter, there were at the time of this raid eleven dwelling houses at the 
Neck, of which six were burned, together with ten or twelve barns, 
shops, etc. 

Fortunately the houses destroyed can be described with some 
degree of accuracy. 

The Foster house was the only one on the Neck west of the " roac 
to the Castle " (Dorchester Street), and was occupied by the widow 
of Captain James Foster with her children. It stood upon the lot. 
now covered by the Grand Army Hall on E Street (formerly the 
E Street Congregational Church building), and before the erectior 
of this building the old cellar hole was plainly seen. 

1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. 181 

The situation of this house was very delightful, commanding a 
cull view of the towns of Boston, Roxbury and Charlestown. The 
around sloping to the north, west and south made it especially 
attractive and there was nothing to interfere with the view in these 
lirections except the small hill called Nook hill, which was sub- 
sequently occupied and fortified by the American forces. 

The Foster house was surrounded by stately elms and has been 
lescribed as an elegant residence, far exceeding in finish and ap- 
pointments the majority of dwellings in its vicinity. It was 
'papered and painted throughout," so unusual a thing that it is 
nentioned in a claim presented for damages ; and it is said that its 
elegance led the British soldiers to think it was the property of a 

The main house was 40 feet by 20, two stories high, and a 
jambrel roof, with an L, 30 feet by 30, of one story. 

In near proximity to the house were two barns " completely 
inished," besides wood-houses, a shop, a corn barn " partly a 
;tore," a cider mill, etc. All of these buildings were destroyed, 
out fortunately Mrs. Foster had removed all personal property of 
ralue. The fences on the estate also suffered at the hands of the 
:roops, some being burned and others doubtless being thrown down 
n their hurried march across the fields. The administrator of Mr. 
Foster's estate claimed £21 for "part of Inventory .sold to repair 
Jences laid waste by Enemy." 

The whole amount of loss here was estimated in 1782 at £745. 

The next house easterly was that of Mr. Oliver Wiswell, situated 
m a lane which corresponded nearly with the present Fourth Street, 
3ast of Dorchester Street — approximate to what was long known 
is the Bird School House. This building, two stories high, 56 feet 
Dy 20 feet in area, was destroyed and also a very large barn with 
)ther buildings, hay, implements, etc. 

From Mr. Wis well's it was but a short distance to the farm of 
\\x<. Ruth Bird, the widow of Jonathan Bird. The house was 
hi the easterly side of G Street, on the spot where Dr. Samuel Gr. 
Howe long resided. It was 36 feet by 30, of "two stories and a 
garret," with an L, which was consumed, and a rarn also — the 
:otal value being estimated at £325. 

Down the hill near the present corner of Fifth and K Streets, was 
:he old Withington homestead where Hopestill Withington and 
amily had long resided. It was a small building, and an old one, 
two stories and a garret," 20 feet by 40, erected before 1757 to 
*eplace the first house built on the spot by Capt. John Withington, 
.vlio led a company of Dorchester soldiers in the Canada Fxpedi- 
:ion of 1690, from which he never returned. 

Unfortunately some of the feather beds, bedding, etc., were left 
n the house, which, with the barn, was entirely consumed. Later 
lis son claimed the value of the property burned as £87. 

182 The British Raid on Dorchester Keck. [April, 

Entering upon the road to the Castle, perhaps through the "road 
to Powow Point " (K Street), the British troops moved easterly to a 
barn belonging to Enoch Wiswell, a brother of Oliver above named. 
This we locate on the northerly side of Fourth Street, between M 
and N Streets. Here a house was standing as early as the year 
1713. Mr. Wiswell was taxed in 1771 for a house, the annual 
worth of which was rated at £4.10, but the building if standing 
in 1770 appears to have escaped destruction by the enemy. In 
addition to the barn a few tons of hay and some agricultural imple- 
ments, with a "large brass kettle," were also lost by Mr. Wiswell. 
The total loss here was estimated at £106.12. 

John Wiswell, a son of Enoch, was at that time or subsequently 
a soldier in the continental service. 

At the extreme point, near P Street and Broadway, was the 
Blake estate, upon which were two houses, one belonging to the 
estate of Samuel Blake, deceased, and the other to James Blake. 
The latter, erected previous to 1732, w r as two stories and a half 
high with an L, all of good dimensions and in good condition, and 
the other was probably of more recent building, but of equal 
value. The two houses with the barn near by were both destroyed. 
It is stated that Mr. James Blake, from his house in Dorchester, 
could see the flames from his burning buildings, pow r erless to pre- 
vent the destruction. He had been so much annoyed by the 
British, months before, that he removed nearly everything of value 
from the house, as did also the occupants of the neighboring dwel- 
ling, and the reported loss of £480 covered the value of the two 
houses and one barn. 

Four years after this event Mr. Blake asked leave of the Council 
to remove one of the barracks erected for use of the army on land 
near by, and place it over " the Celler of the House of your Petitioner 
which was Burnt by the Enemy," and that he might " have the 
benefit of improving s d Barrack a short time as a dwelling house." 

He desired an immediate answer to his request, that he might 
"take advantage of the present snow to remove it on." It is 
believed that the request was granted, and that Mr. Blake occupied 
the building until he could erect a suitable dwelling for himself. 
A portion of the house then erected was removed in 1835, and is 
now occupied by Mr. Frank E. Park, on the corner of Broadway 
and P Street. 

For many years there was a house on what was known as the 
Mann Estate on Second Street, between I and K ; it was standing 
in 1771, but appears to have escaped the torch of the soldiers in 
1776. It, or at least a house, was on the spot in 1785. Several 
other houses, perhaps five in all, w r ere left unharmed. One was 
probably owned in part by Matthew Bird and, with others, was 
located near the present I and K Streets. 

If any reason can be assigned for these houses having been 


1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Neck. 183 

passed without being destroyed it is probably because the march 
of the soldiers was on the southerly side of the hills and they were 
in so great a hurry to get away that they paid no attention to those 
buildings which were not conspicuous. The troops hurriedly em- 
barked in boats ready for them and made for the Castle. 

The news of this exploit caused consternation among the inhab- 
itants of Dorchester and other towns on the coast, and fears of 
similar raids were entertained by many. 

Hon. Josiah Quincy, writing from Braintree, Feb. 19, 1776, to 
General Washington, said : 

" Since the sudden and unexpected burning of the houses upon Dor- 
chester Neck, I have been repeatedly and earnestly solicited, by my dis- 
tressed friends and neighbors, to make an humble representation to your 
Excellency, that our habitations are equally exposed to be destroyed by 
our enemies. If our army shall take post upon Dorchester-Neck, have we 
not reason to apprehend the shores will be attacked, from a spirit of re- 
venge ? " 

There is no doubt that this affair of the 14th of February had 
great effect in hastening the preparations for the fortification of 
Dorchester Heights which culminated in the evacuation of Boston 
on the 17th of March following. 

On the 8th of March, 1782, a resolve was passed by the Legis- 
lature of Massachusetts " directing the Selectmen of those towns 
where the enemy have made depredations to cause an account 
thereof to be transmitted to the Secretary's office," but only a few 
returns appear to have been made, or at least there are not many 
now to be found in the archives of the State. Those relating to 
the town of Dorchester apparently cover only the loss occasioned 
by the raid of February, 1776. 

The Register for January, 1899 (a?ite, page 71) has an article 
copied from an original manuscript in the writing of Noah Clap, 
Esq., the Town Clerk of Dorchester, entitled "Damages caused by 
British and American troops in Dorchester, Mass., in February, 

The first nine items do represent losses caused by British troops 
on Dorchester Neck in February, 1776, and correspond with the 
accounts given below, excepting in the valuation, which is probably 
accounted for by the fluctuation of the currency. 

The other items under the head of " Damages done by American 
soldiers " probably include losses occasioned during the fortifying 
and occupation of the Heights and several other forts on the Neck 
and also near the main settlement. The first twelve names on this 
list were owners of property or residents at the Neck, but we are 
left entirely in the dark as to the character of the losses — although 
it may be surmised that the destruction of fences and crops made 
up a large part of the claims. 


The British Raid on Dorchester JVeck. 


The following certificates are copied from original files in the 
State Archives, Volume 138 : 

These may Certify that in Feb 1 1776, the Enemy came from Boston & 
tie William in the night and Burnt Six Dwelling Houses & Nine Barns 
upon Dorchester Neck, besides several smaller Buildings. The Damages 
to the several owners may appear by the accounts accompanying this Re- 

Noah Clap 
Samuel Topliff 
Ebexezer Kilton 
John How 
Samuel Coolidge 

Selectmen of 

the Town 
of Dorchester 

An Estimate of the Buildings burnt by the British Troops on Dorchester 
Neck, belonging the Estate of Capt. James Foster (deceased). 

Mary Foster. 

A dwelling house 40 feet by 20, with a Gambrel roof, compleatly 

finished, paper'd, painted, &c. £300. 
An End to the above house that form'd an L 30 by 30, one Story 

high, Gambrel roof 180. 

2 Wood houses, 20 by 20 Each 36. 

1 Shop, 15 by 15, Clapboarded & Glass windows 24. 

1 Bain 30 by 30, Compleatly finish'd plank floor, Stanchions for 

cattle &c 100. 

1 Barn 25 by 30 finish'd as above 50. 

1 Corn Barn 20 feet by 25, partly a Store 30. 

1 Cyder mill & Press 15. 

Board fence &c Sund ry other small buildings 10. 


The above is an Estimate of the real value of these buildings as specified 

pr. W m Richards. 

Dwelling House 56 feet Long 20 feet wide 2 Store High 

Barn 54 feet Long 30 feet wide 

Chaise House 24 feet Long 12 feet wide 

Corn Barn 20 feet Long 6 feet wide 

Shed at the End of the house 20 feet Long 12 wide 

1 Load Salt Hay 26/8 2 Loads Stocks 53/4 

4 Ladders 45/ 1 Flax Brake 12/ 

1 Fork 3/ 3 Rakes 4/6 

I Riding Saddle 

1 Plough 26/8 2 Axletrees 8/ 

Cyder Mill & Press 

Cheese Pr< 

350. 0. 

100. 0. 

32. 16. 

12. 0. 

10. 0. 

4. 0. 

2. 17. 

7. 6 

1. 6. 8 

1. 14. 8 

6. 12. 


£522. :>. 10 

The above ace 1 was the Property of Mr. Oliver Wiswall of Dorchi 
Neck. Jno Champnei 


1899.] The British Raid on Dorchester Reck. 185 

The above Account of the Loss I sustained by the British Troops ac- 
cording to the best of my Knowledge, is true & Just. 

Attest Oliver Wiswall 

The Value of a House and Barn the Property of the Widow Ruth^ird, 
destroyed by the British Troops in February 1776, apprized by ine the 

Dwelling House 36 feet by 30 @ £300. 0. 

A Barn 20 Feet Square @ 25. 0. 

£325. 0. 
Edward Pierce. 

Estimate of Damages done by the British Troops to Mr. Enoch Wiswell 
of Dorchester Neck. 

A Barn 42 feet Long 28 feet wide 
3 tons English Hay @ £3. 

2 Ploughs @26/8 

1 pr Cart Wheels 

2 Flax Brakes @ 8/ 
1 Large Brass Kettle Cont g 1 bb 1 

Sworn to bv John Wiswell £106. 12. 














An Account of the Damage that Hopestill Withington Sustained by the 
British Troops in February 1776, According to the best of my Knowledge. 

s D. 
To a Dwelling House 40 Feet by 20 £50. 0. 

To a Barn 30 Feet by 20 15. 0. 

To two Feather Beds, and Bedding 18. 0. 

To several Chairs & Some Tables &c 4. 0. 

£87. 0. 
James Withington. 

Damages Done by the British Troops in 1776 to ye Estate of ye heirs 
of ye late Samuel Blake of Dorchester, was y e Burning of his Dwelling 
house & Barn upon Dorchester Necke (so Called) y e Value of said House 
is two hundred Pounds Lawful 1 Money ye Barn being But half Said Blakes 
is Forty Pounds Lawful 1 Money. 

This Estamation was made By James Blake Ju r of said Dorchester. 
1782, May y e 2 d 

Damages done by the British Troops in 1776, To y e Estate of M r James 
Blake of Dorchester, was y e Burning of his Dwelling House & Barn upon 
Dorchester Neck, (so Called) y e Value of Said House is two Hundred 
Pounds Lawfull Money ; ye Barn being But half said Blakes is Forty 
Pounds Lawfull Money. • 

This Estamation was made By James Blake J ur of said Dorchester. 
1782, May y e 2 d 

VOL. LIU. 12 

18(3 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, [April, 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable George Feisbie Hoar. 

By Henry S. Nourse, of Lancaster, Mass. 

[Continued from page 10L] 

Will of Charles Hoare (Junior) of Gloucester, 1638. 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 

In the name of God Almightie Creator of all thinges and in Jesus Christ 
his deare and onty son my most bountifull loveing Saviour and in the 
blessed spiritt my comforter Amen I Charles Hoare of the cittie of Glouces- 
ter being weake in body but perfect in memory blessed be my good god 
therefore, Doe hereby declare that my last will and testament as followeth 
ifirst I bequeath my soule into the handes of God that created it and my 
deare Saviour that soe dearlie ransom'd it with full confidence thorough his 
merrittes that after the end of this life it shall rest w 01 him everlastingly. 
And my bodie to the earthe from whence it came w lh full assurance that 
at the last daie when my Saviour shall appeare in glory it shalbe by his 
power raised upp to the resurrection of the iust, And for the estate it hath 
pleased god to lend unto me of the thinges of this world I thus dispose 
ffirst that with as much convenient speede as may well be all my rentes and 
debtes sett downe under my hand and all other if any be and can appeare 
to be due shalbe paid. Item I give to my brother Thomas Hoare twentie 
poundes, to my sister Elinor Bailies fortie shillinges, to my brother William 
Hincksman and Walter Hincksman and Edward Hincksman and my sister 
ffounes twenty e shillinges a peece in gould, alsoe I give to my brother 
Thomas Hincksman five poundes and to my servant John Sponar at pres- 
berie five markes and to his wife five nobles and to Thomas Prichard my 
servant fortie shillinges and to Thomas Ade my servant tenn shillinges, 
Alsoe I give to Mr. Thomas Veil and to Alderman Hill and Mr. Leonard 
Tarne my brother lawes and my brother too new rings for my sake, and to 
good Mr. Workman our faithf nil watchman forty shillings. Alsoe I give 
unto my welbeloved wife Joane Hoare ye some of three hundred and fiftie 
poundes and to my sonne John Hoare twoe hundred poundes and to my son 
Daniell Hoare one hundred and fiftie poundes and to my daughter Joane 
Hoare a hundred poundes and to my son Leonard Hoare one hundred 
poundes and my will is that my wife shall have the furniture of houshold 
that I have in all places at her disposing during her life and after to come 
indiferentlie amongst my children except the goodes at Thornebery w ch was 
deliuered me by the sheriffe by vertue of an elegit, all w ch I give unto my 
daughter Margerie Mathewe presentlie after my decease. Alsoe I give 
unto my sonn Thomas Hoare twentie poundes. Alsoe I give to the said 
Margery my daughter and her sonne Charles Mathewe twoe hundred 
poundes and my will is that soelonge as this twoe hundred poundes remanies 
in the stocke which I shall leave (which shalbe till m\ executors and over- 
jeers shall allowe thereof for her good to lett him have it,) there shalbe 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 187 

unto her and her sonne sixteene poundes a yeare quarterly paid and my will 
and desire is that the stocke I shall leave unto my wife and the foure first 
named children with the twoe hundred poundes given my daughter shalbe 
used and imployed uppon the three bargaines I have taken at Encombe, 
Presbery and Slimsbridg and my wife and the foure children to have their 
maintenance out of it, and my will is that my sonne Leonard shalbe care- 
fullie kept at Schoole and when hee is fitt for itt to be carefullie placed at 
Oxford, and if ye Lord shall see fitt, to make him a Minister unto his peo- 
ple and that all y e charge thereof shalbe discharged out of the proffitt 
which it shall please god to send out of the stocke and that all the rest of 
my estate unbequeathed all debtes and expence being discharged shalbe 
equallie deuided betweene my wife and my twoe sonnes Daniell and John, 
and Joane, and the profittes of the said stocke to accrewe unto them alsoe 
untill my executors and my overseers shall agree for their good to lett any 
of them haue their porcons for their p r ferment. Only this excepted that 
my sonne Leonard shall have accrue and dewe unto him out of this estate 
six poundes a yeare to bee paid unto him by the foresaid hundred poundes 
when my executors and overseers shall allowe of it to be for his prefer- 
ment and if anie of my children shall die before they come to make use of 
their porcons my will is that porcons soe falling out shalbe equallie devided 
amongst my five children nowe with me and my sonne Thomas aforesaid 
and if it shall soe happen that the stocke bequeathed be not founde fitt to 
be imployed as I have directed but I trust y e Lord will soe blesse that hap- 
pie trade of life unto them that some of them will never give over but if 
soe should be then my will is that my executors pay in ye porcons unto 
them if they bee att age or els to paie it in or good securitie to my over- 
seers and my will is that as I have agreed with Mr. Thomas Veil and 
p'mised there shall alwaies be really upon the groundes att Encome which 
I have taken of him for Eight yeares eight hundred of the best ewes to 
stand for his securitie untill all rentes and dewes whatsoever shalbe really 
paid unto him, and now deare saviour spreade thy armes of mercie over me 
purge away my synnes though they are many and greate and my faith 
weake lett thy power be seene in my weaknes and thy strength in my mani- 
fould infirmities keepe me from that evill one and Receive me to thy mercy 
to whom with god the father and the holie spiritt be all glorie and power 
and thankes giveinge both nowe and for evermore Amen this 2/Hh day of 
September 1638. By me Cha: Hoare: ffurther I give unto my sonne 
John Hoare fortie poundes more w ch shall accrewe unto him when all the 
other are satisfied out of the estate.. 

Admon granted 21 Dec. 1G38 — to Joane Hoare the relict.* 

The Mr. Thomas Veil mentioned appears to have been active in 
public affairs of Gloucestershire in his day, and sided with the Puri- 
tans in the early part of the Civil war ; but was one of the deputa- 
tion to welcome Charles II. on his restoration. 

Hie " good Mr. Workman our faithful watchman " refers to John 
Workman, a native of Gloucestershire whose persecution by Arch- 
bishop Laud was, according to Laud himself, insisted upon more 
than any other charge at the trial of that prelate. Workman, for 

♦Note. — Tin's will was printed in the New-England Historical and Gknkalogi- 
c.w, Register for October, 1891. A comparison of the printed copy with the original 
at Somerset House, is the authority for two important corrections now made. 

188 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [April, 

certain utterances against the use of pictures and images in churches, 
and his condemnation of " mixed dancing," was brought before the 
high commission at Lambeth, suspended from the ministry, excom- 
municated, required to make restitution and to pay costs of suit, 
and thrown into prison. He then taught school to support his 
large family, but Laud hearing of this forbade his teaching chil- 
dren. He next sought a living by the practice of medicine, but 
died in great poverty January, 1641. The Corporation of Glouces- 
ter, in 1633, granted Mr. Workman an annuity of £20. For this 
act the mayor, town clerk and several of the aldermen were prose- 
cuted in the High Commission Court. Charles Hoare was doubt- 
less one of the offending aldermen. (Brook's "Puritans," 2, 434.) 

Charles Hoare's house is still standing on Southgate street, occu- 
pied by the printing and publishing house of the Gloucester Chron- 

All of the children named in the will except Thomas came to 
America probably within two years after the death of their father, 
for the first child of Margery, who married Henry Flynt of Brain- 
tree, was born in July, 1642. Their mother Joanna came with 
them : " the common origin of that remarkable progeny, in which 
statesmen, jurists, lawyers, orators, poets, story-tellers and philoso- 
phers seem to vie with each other in recognized eminence." (Charles 
Francis Adams in "Three Episodes of Massachusetts History".) 
She died at Braintree 10 mo. 21, 1661, according to Braintree 
Records. This date is confirmed by an entry in an almanac once 
belonging to Rev. Henry Flynt. "Dec. 22, 1661, ye midnight be- 
fore my mother Hoar dyed and was buried ye—" She was interred 
in the same grave with her son Leonard, in the old Quincy bury- 
ing ground. In 1892 the Honorable George F. Hoar erected a 
memorial to his ancestress and her daughter-in-law. It is in form 
a double headstone, shaped from a large, thick slab of slate. 
Following are the two inscriptions : 

Joanna Hoare died in Braintree | September 21 st , 1651. She was 
widow of Charles Hoare, Sheriff of Gloucester, England, | who 
died 1638. She came to New England with five children | about 
1640. | 

Bridget, widow of President | Leonard Hoar, died May 25, 
1723 | daughter of John Lord Lisle, President of the | High Court 
of Justice, Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal, who drew the 
indictment and sentence of King Charles I, and was murdered 
at Lausanne Aug. 11 th 1664, and of Lady Alicia Lisle, who was 
beheaded by the brutal judgment of Jeffries 1685. She was 

nearly akin hy marriage to | Lord William Russell. | 

Thomas Hoare, probably the oldest of the surviving children of 
Charles at his death, did not accompany his brothers and sisters to 
New England. According to the register of St. Mary de Crypt he 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, 189 

was baptized June 15, 1612. A translation of the record of his 
apprenticeship to his father dated 1625, is as follows : — 

Thomas Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloucester, Brewer, 
binds himself apprentice to the said Charles his father by indenture dating 
from the day of the Feast of Purification of St. Mary the Virgin (Feb. 
2,) in the year of the reign of King Charles now of England the first, for 
the term of twelve years etc. paying at the end of the term two suits of 

The name of Thomas Hoare appears among early settlers in old 
Norfolk, Massachusetts, and was common in Gloucestershire ; but 
the identity of either of the persons bearing this name with the son 
of Charles has not been established. One of the name was church- 
warden of St. Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester, in 1636. 

Margery Hoare was married to John Matthews at St. Nicholas 
Church in Gloucester, December 25, 1633, and had a son Charles 
who is mentioned in his grandfather Hoare's will. She was a widow, 
and probably childless, when she came to New England. She mar- 
ried for her second husband Rev. Henry Flynt of JBraintree. He is 
supposed to have been born at Matlock, Derbyshire, England. In 
politics he was of the party of Sir Henry Vane, and his theological 
views led him to take, for a time at least, the unpopular side in the 
Antinomian controversy. The inscription upon his tombstone in 
Quincy is as follows : — 

Here Lyes interred ye Body of ye Rev'd Mr. Henry Flynt, 
who came to New England in ye Year 1635, was 
Ordained ye first Teacher of ye Church of Braintry 
1639 and Died April 27th. 1668. He had ye 
Character of a Gentleman Remarkable for his 
Piety, Learning, Wisdom, & Fidelity in his Office. 
By him on his right hand lyes the Body of Margery, 
his beloved consort, who Died March 1686-7, her 
maiden name was Hoar. She was a Gentlewoman 
of Piety, Prudence, & peculiarly accomplished 
for instructing young Gentlewoemen, many being 
sent to her from other Towns, especially from Boston. 
They descended from antient and good familys in England. 

The ten children born to Henry and Margery Flynt as recorded 
in Braintree Records were : — 

1. Dorothy, b. 21. 5 mo. 1642; married Samuel Shephard, 1666. 

2. Annaii, b. 11. 7 mo. 1643; married John Dassett, 1662. 

3. Josiaii, b. 24. 6 mo. 1 645 ; married Esther Willet. 

4. Margarett, b. 20. 4 mo. 1647; died 29, 6 mo. 1648. 

5. Joanna, b. 18. 12 mo. 1648 ; married Noah Newman 1669. 

6. David, b. 11. 11 mo. 1651; died 21. 1 mo. 1652. 

7. Seth, b. 2. 2 mo. 1653. 

8. Ruth, b. 31. 11 mo. 1654. 

9. 10. Cotton and John, b. 16. 7 mo. 1656; died 20. 9 mo. 1656. 

190 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [April, 

Mr. Flynt accumulated considerable property for a country cler- 
gyman. The eldest son, Josiah, was graduated at Harvard College 
in 1664, and was ordained the successor of Rev. Richard Mather at 
Dorchester December 27, 1671. He died at the early age of thirty- 
five years, September 16, 1680. His wife was Esther, daughter 
of Captain Thomas Willett, first mayor of New York city. Of her 
four children one was the noted bachelor Tutor Flynt who served 
Harvard College for the unexampled term of fifty-five years — 1699— 
1754 — and died in 1760. Her daughter Dorothy married Edmond 
Quincy, May 11, 1678, and thus the Quincy family derives descent 
from Joanna Hincksman Hoare through both of her daughters, 
Joanna and Margery. Mrs. Dorothy Flynt Quincy died in 1737. 
The house in which she lived, built by Colonel Edmond Quincy in 
1685, still stands, a characteristic example of domestic colonial 
architecture. Among the more famous of her numerous descend- 
ants are those members of the Holmes, Wendell, Jackson, Lowell 
and Quincy families whose names are household words in Massa- 
chusetts, and also Gen. Terry, the hero of Fort Fisher. 

John Hoare must have been younger by several years than his 
brother Thomas, for at his father's death in 1638, his apprentice- 
ship, a translation of the record of which is given below, had but 
half expired. If apprenticeships terminated when the apprentice 
came of age, John Hoare was but eleven years old when bound to 
his father. 

1633. John Hoare son of Charles Hoare of the City of Gloucester, 
Brewer, binds himself apprentice to the aforesaid Charles his father and 
Johanna his wife by Indenture made on the day of the Feast of St. James 
the Apostle (May 11.) in the year of the reign of King Charles I. now of 
England etc. the eighth for the term of ten years from the feast etc. pay- 
ing at the end of the term six shillings legal money of England. 

John appears in Scituate, Massachusetts, as bearing arms in 
1643. The historian of that town, Samuel Deane, relates that he 
was, while there resident, always engaged in the business of the 
town, and in drafting of deeds, bonds, etc., and is occasionally 
called a lawyer. He had lands adjoining Mosquashcut pond which 
he sold to the lawyer John Saffin in 1659, when he removed to 
Concord. His ability, vigor and originality of thought and action 
soon made him one of the prominent figures in Concord and vicin- 
ity, but he is found often at odds with the ecclesiastical oligarchy of 
the times. Whether like his sometime neighbor at Lancaster, John 
Prescott — to whose son he gave his oldest daughter — he sympa- 
thized with the Presbyterian criticisms of the theocratic restriction 
of political and religious privileges in the colony, is not known, but 
he strongly resembled Prescott in his persistency, enterprise and 
altruistic spirit. He was not only independent in speech, but rashly 
sharp of tongue and pen, and suffered accordingly at the hands of 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 191 

jealous authority. The story of his disbarment is best told by the 
original documents : — 

In answer to the peticon or remonstrance of John Hoare, the Court find- 
ing that severall of the magistrates, and some others, are impeached for not 
doing justice and other complaints of a very high nature, doe therefore or- 
der that a hearing be granted to the peticoner, and that due notice be given 
to the complaynant to appeare to make good his severall charges, or other- 
wise to give reason for the same. Notice was given accordingly to the 
sayd Hoare, and the sayd John Hoare appearing in Court, his peticon or 
remonstrance being read wth such euidences as he produced, the Court pro- 
ceeded as f olloweth : — Whereas John Hoare, of Concord, hath presented 
to this Court a petition or remonstrance, wherein he complains of great 
wrongs and injuryes he hath susteyned as his brother's agent, by reason he 
could not obteyne justice in some of our Courts of judicature in seuerall 
actions depending betweene himself, as agent and Lieut Richard Cooke, of 
Boston, the Court having afToorded him large liberty and oppertunity to 
make good his charges, and hauing heard all his allegations together wth 
such witnesses as were produced to proove the same and duely weighed the 
case, doe judge his complaints to be groundless and unjust, and his offences 
to be of a very high nature, tending not only to the dishonour of God, but 
to the scandall and reproach of seuerall of our Courts, honer'd magestrates, 
and officers of Court. That due witnes may be borne against such sinfull 
practises, and gouerment of this jurisdiccon under his majestyes royall 
charter, may be upheld and mayntayned, this Court doeth order, that the 
sayd Hoare shall find suertyes bound in one hundred pounds for his good 
behauior during the Court's pleasure, and that henceforth he shall be dis- 
abled to plead any cases but his owne in this jurisdiction, and also that he 
pay as a fine the sume of fifty pounds for such his miscarriages, and be 
imprisoned till it be pajd, or security given for the same. Whereas John 
Hoare, contrary to express order of the Court, hath withdrawn himself 
from the Court before his sentence was declared, the secretary is appointed 
by the Court to send for him, and require the performance of the sentence 
of this Court to all intents and purposes therein conteyned. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. IV. Part 11, p. 291—1665.) 

In answer to the peticon of John Hoare, humbly desiring the favour of 
this Court to release him of his bonds of good behaviour and to make such 
abatement of his fine as their wisdomes shall judge meete. The Court 
judgeth it meete, and orders, the peticoner be released his bonds of good be- 
haviour, and that twenty pounds of his fine be abated him. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. IV. Part 11, p. 301—1666.) 

In ans'r to the petition of Alice, the wife of John Hoare, of Concord, 
the Court judgeth it meete, on the petitioner's satisfying and paying in to 
the Treasurer to his content the sume of tenn pounds to abate the remain- 
der of her husband's fine yet remaining and unpaid. 

(Massachusetts Records, Vol. IV. Part 11, p. 387—1668.) 

In 1668 John Hoare was charged before the county court of say- 
ing at the public house of Ensign William Buss "that the Blessing 
Master Bulkeley pronounced in dismissing the publique Assembly 
in the Meeting-house was no better than vane babbling." Upon 
conviction of what the law of 1646 calls "the disparagement of the 

L92 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in Anwica. [April, 

Lord's holy ordinance and making God's ways contemptible and 
ridiculous" he was fined ten pounds. He was also called upon to 
answer to the Court on two occasions "for neglecting the public 
worship of God on the Lord's day." (County Court Files, 1668- 

In November, 1675, food and fuel failed the little community of 
Christian Indians at Nashoba, and a committee composed of Major 
Daniel Gookin, Major Simon Willard and Rev. John Eliot, the 
selectmen consenting, caused their removal to Concord. They 
numbered fifty-eight men, women and children, and no man in 
Concord could be prevailed upon to take charge of them until John 
Hoare consented to do so. He gave them quarters in his own house 
and offices, and began the building of a workshop and palisade 
wherein they could labor by day and be safely kept at night. The 
whole land was overshadowed by the horrors of Indian warfare, and 
in the frontier towns the howling of a wolf or the hooting of an 
owl, indistinctly heard, sent pallor to the cheeks and the chill of 
fear to the hearts of wives and mothers, lest it might be the war- 
whoop of Philip's savage crew, or the death shriek of an absent son, 
father or husband. In the midst of the public panic came the false 
rumor that some of Eliot's converts were among the blood-stained 
murderers. Mrs. Rowlandson has informed us that she was told by 
her captors, and she evidently believed, that the seven persons 
killed at Lancaster, August 22, 1675 "were slain and mangled in 
a barbarous manner by one-eyed John and Marlborough's praying 
Indians." Yet the red men so accused, seized and taken to Boston 
by Captain Mosely, upon their trial proved an undoubted alibi. It 
was not strange in a time of such excitement that many of the 
people of Concord were greatly troubled by the presence among 
them of Mr. Hoare's wards. Suddenly upon a Lord's day the 
most brutal of the Colony captains, Samuel Mosely, appeared in 
the Concord meeting-house with his rough troopers, probably by 
invitation of the dissatisfied, and after the service declared his 
intention to remove the Nashoba Indians to Boston. Receiving 
what he considered due encouragement, he without authority and 
in spite of the vigorous protests of John Hoare, broke into his 
premises and sent "the heathen" robbed of most of their personal 
property, down to Deer Island under a guard of twenty soldiers. 
The story is told at length in Major Daniel Gookin's History of 
the Christian Indians. (See Archaeologica Americana, p. 495, et 
«eo\) The colonial governor and council were not well pleased 
by Mosely's contemptuous assumption of their powers, but did 
not dare to bring him to bar for his atrocious offence, nor did they 
recompense the brave John Hoare for his losses, which Grookin 
acknowledges "were considerable." Soon followed the massacre 
of February 10, 1676, at Lancaster, and when the governor and 
council sought to ransom the captive women and children they could 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 193 

find no efficient help until the abused Nashoba Christians came to 
their aid, and bore their messages to the then haughty sagamores 
April 3 and 28. With them on the latter date went John Hoare 
at the solicitation of the minister, Joseph Rowlandson. The histo- 
rian, Hubbard, mentions the heroism, but forgets the hero's name 
who risked more than life in putting himself into the power of the 
merciless : ff A person formerly acquainted with the Indians about 
Lancaster, did adventure upon the forementioned overtures, to go 
amongst them to try if he could not prevail with them for the 
redemption of the minister's wife, .... and through the 
favour of him who having the hearts of all in his hand, inclines 
them as he pleases, obtained the desired end for an inconsiderable 
sum, which gave encouragement to the council to send two mes- 
sengers on the like errand the same week, to procure the redemp- 
tion of others, not without success." These two messengers were 
Seth Perry sent on May 3, and Jonathan Prescott, John Hoare's 
son-in-law, on May 5. 

Mrs. Rowlandson in her Narrative gives us a more lively picture 
of the trials of the embassy to the sachems at Wachuset : 

On a Sabbath-day (April 30), the sun being about an hour high, in the 
afternoon, came Mr. John Hoar, (the Council permitting him, and his own 
foreward spirit inclining him) together with the two forementioned Indians, 
Tom and Peter, with their third Letter from the Council. When they 
came near, I was abroad though I saw them not ; they presently called me 
in and bade me sit down and not stir. They then catched up their Guns 
and away they ran as if an Enemy had been at hand, and the Guns went 
off apace. I manifested some great trouble, and they asked me what was 
the matter ? I told them I thought they had killed the Englishman (for 
they had in the mean time told me that an Englishman was come). They 
said no; They shot over his Horse, and under and before his Horse, and 
they pushed him this way and that way, at their pleasure, shewing what 
tin v (on Id do. Then they let him come to their Wigwams. I begged of 
them to let me see the Englishman but they would not: .... When 

they had talked their till with him, they suffered me to go to him I 

now asked them whether I should go home with Mr. Hoar? they answered 
no. one and another of them; and it being night, we lay down with that 
answer. In the morning, Mr. Hoar invited the Saggamores to Dinner; 
Imt when we went to get it ready, we found they had stolen tin- greatest 
part of the Provision Mr. Hoar had brought out of the hags in the oighl ; 
and we may Bee the wonderful] power of God in that one passage, in that 
when there was such a great number of the Indians together, and so greedy 
of a little good food, and no English there hut Mr. Hoar ami my 8 elf, that 
they 'lid not knock us in tin- head and take what we had; there being not 

only Borne Provision, but also Trading-cloth a part <»t' the twenty pounds 

eed upon At uight I asked them again it' I should go home? 

They all as one said No, except my Husband would come tor me. When 
we were lain down, my Blaster went out of the Wigwam, and by-and-by 

-mi; in an Indian called -Iain<s tie- Printer, who told Mr. Hoar, that my 
Master would let me <u> hem.: tomorrow, it he would let him have one pint 

of Liquors On Tuesday morning they call their General Court 

194 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. [April, 

(as they call it) to consult and determine whether I should go home or no. 
And they all as one man did seemingly consent to it that I should go home 

except Philip who would not come among them About the Sun 

going down, Mr. Hoar and myself, and the two Indians, came to Lancaster 
and a solemn sight it was to me. There had I lived many comfortable 
years amongst my Relations and Neighbours ; and now not one Christian 
to be seen, nor one house left standing. We went on to a Farm-house 
thet was yet standing, where we lay all night, and a comfortable lodging 
we had, though nothing but straw to lye on. The Lord preserved us in 
safety tehat night, and raised us up again in the morning, and carried us 
along, that before noon we came to Concord. 

Before the war with the Indians was at an end John Hoare suf- 
fered an even more severe trial in the misfortune of his only son, a 
young man of twenty-six years. August 11, 1676, the grand jury, 
upon complaint of certain Christian Indians, presented and indicted 
Daniel Goble, Stephen Goble, Nathaniel Wilder and Daniel Hoare 
all of Concord, " for that they not hauing the feare of God before 
their eyes & being Investigated by the Divil w th other his Accom- 
plises at or on the 7th of August last, at or neere to Hurtlebury 
hill, in the woods in the precincts of Concord or neere there vn to 
did murder & kill three Indian weomen & three Indian Children 
contrary to the peace of Soueraigne Lord the King, his Crowne & 
dignity e the law of God & of this Jurisdiction." The jury in the 
cases of Wilder and Hoare found a speciall verdict : " If being 
present & seing the fact done & concenting, it be murder then we 
find him gilty according to Inditement, if not not gilty." Stephen 
Goble was executed September 21, and Daniel Goble, September 
26, several Indians suffering on the gallows the same day, as is told 
in the Diary of Samuel Sewall, I. pp. 21 and 22. The youths 
misled by them w T ere pardoned. 

11 th Oct. 1676. Upon the humble peticon of Daniel Hoare & Nathaniell 
Wilder, presented to this Court, acknouledging the justice of this Court, 
& begging pardon for their lives, the Court have granted their petition and 
accordingly doe remitt the sentence of death passed against them, and 
order, that they pay prison charges and tenn pounds apeece money, halfe 
towards the charge of witnesses, to be payd to the Tresurer of the Coun- 
try, and the other halfe to Andrew Pittime & S wagon, ye Indians prose- 
cuting against them : on payment whereof they are discharged. (Massa- 
chusetts Records, Vol. V. p. 117.) 

In a petition to the General Court, dated June 3, 1680, John 
Hoare calls himself of Braintree, having taken up his residence 
there temporarily. He asks relief from his sentence, saying : " I 
am now grown old, not like long to continue in this world, and 
loath to leave such a remembrance upon my name or to my children." 
The Council voted to grant his request, but the Deputies refused 

The original of the following petition is in possession of the Hon- 
orable George F. Hoar : 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, 195 

To the Hono'rd Generall Court Now Assembled 
In Boston May 24th. 1682. 

The Humble Petition of John Hoare — 
Humbly Sheweth that wheras in the yeare 1665 yo'r Poor Petitioner was 
comitted to Prison forced to find suretyes for his good behaviour and also 
fyned hvety pound for doing such things as I humbly conceived were but 
my duty and also prohibited from pleadding any bodies caus but my owne : 
Now yo'r poor Petitioner hath a long time layne under the smart of these 
sufferings and hath often moved for a release but such hath bene the un- 
happyness of yo'r Poor Suppliant that he hath not yet obtained such a good 
day the want whereof hath bene- greatly prejuditiall to my Brother Mr. 
Daniel Hoare his Estate and so my owne and also unto my name and 
famyly. The perticulars in my petition then exhibited to the Honor'd 
Generall Court wear such as my Brother Mr Henery Flint of Brantrey & 
Mr Edmond Browne of Sudbury did judge would not give any ofence. 
And in that hope I did present it. 

I Humbly now present to this Hon'rd Court that in the time of the warr 
I tooke the charge of about sixty Indians belonging to Nashoby by the 
order of Majo'r Willerd, Majo'r Gookin, Mr. Eliott, and the select men of 
Concord. I built them a fort that cost mee of my own estate fourty pounds 
and went with my teame in Hazard of my life to save and bring home 
there Corne and also borrowed Rey and hors for them to plant and sow 
which I was forced to pay for myselfe. I also made severall Journeys to 
Lancaster and to the Counsell and two Journies to the Indians to redeme 
Mrs. Rowlinson and Good wife Kettle with two horses and provisions and 
gave the sagamores considerably of my owne estate above whatever I 
received of the Countrey and by the favor of god obtained of them that 
they would fight noe more but in ther owne defence : Seth Perry also had 
severall things of mee to give the Indians that hee might escape with his 

My sonn Daniel Hoare also was Indicted for his life yet by divine provi- 
dence was spared, yet was sentanced to pay five pounds to the Indians and 
five pound to the Countrey tho' as I humbly Conceive he had not broken 
any Law. 

My Humble Supplication on all accounts to this Hon'rd Court is that I 
might be sett att Liberty from my sentence and may enjoy the liberty of 
an English man, and also that the Cor't would pleas to remitt my son 
Daniel's sentance. And if they pleas to grant me some small parcell of 
Land to comfort my wife with respect unto all her sufferings by my dis- 
bursements for the Countrey as above recited. 

And yo'r Petitioner shall give thanks to the Lord and you 
And shall ever Pray &c 

John Hoare. 

The magistrates consented to release John Hoare from his bonds 
and from the restraint laid upon him as to his pleading in the courts 
and also "that considering his publike service & costs in securing 
the Nashoby Indians at his house in Concord by order of this Court's 
Comittee for severall moneths in time of said warr, and for his 
adventuring his life to goe up to the Indians in the time of the warr 
the successe whereof was the Redeeming of some Captives par- 
ticularly Mrs. Rowlandson" two hundred acres of land should be 

196 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, [April, 

granted hifl family. The deputies refused to concur and the follow- 
ing is the final answer of the Court : 

Iii ans'r to the peticon of John Hoare, and on further consideration 
thereof the Court judge meet for his service donne for the publick etc. to 
grant to the wife and children of the sajd John Hoare two hundred acres 
of land in any comon lands from former grants, and not hindering a plan- 
tation. (Massachusetts Records, Vol. V. 359.) 

John Hoare owned about three hundred acres in the western part 
of Concord, but exchanged the larger portion of this with Edward 
Wright, in 1672, for an estate in the East Quarter and for "all the 
right, title and interest w ch Edward Wright of Concord aforesaid, 
husbandman, hath or should have in and to certain houses, lands 
and hereditaments etc. in the Lordship of Castle Browmick (?) in 
the County of Warwick in the Kingdom of England." (See Mid- 
dlesex Deeds, IV. 409). He died April 2, 1704, and his wife 

Alice died June 5, 1696. Samuel Sewall makes in his 

Diary but one noteworthy mention of Mr. Hoare. Under date of 
Friday, Nov. 8, 1690, he writes, "Jn'o Hoar comes into the Lobby 
and sais he comes from the Lord, by the Lord, to speak for the 
Lord : Complains that Sins as bad as Sodom's found here." We 
may therefore infer that neither imprisonment nor fines nor old age 
could put a curb upon John Hoare's freedom of speech. 

The children of John 1 and Alice Hoare were three : 

1. Elizabeth, 2 married December 23, 1675, Jonathan Prescott of Lan- 
caster, being his second wife. To them six children were born : 

i. Jonathan, 3 b. April 5, 1677; a noted physician; m. July 9, 1701, 
Rebecca Bulkeley ; d. Oct. 28, 1729, and had eleven children. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1678; m. John Fowle of Woburn. 

iii. Dorothy, b. March 31, 1681; m. July 14, 1702, Edward Bulkeley; d. 
at Wethersfleld, Conn., in 1748. 

iv. John, b. May 13, 1683; d. Jan. 28, 1706. 

v. Mary, b. Aug. 14, 1685; m. April 16, 1702, John Miles, and had six 

vi. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1687; was graduated at Harvard 1703; clergy- 
man; d. May 27, 1777; m. (1st) Elizabeth Hlgginson of Salem, in 
1715; (2d) Mercy Gibbs, in 1732; and (3d) Mrs. Mary (Pepperell) 
Colman, in 1748. By the h'rst he had five children, of whom Benja- 
min m. Rebecca Minot of Salem, and had a daughter Rebecca who 
became, May 12, 1763, the second wife of Hon. Roger Sherman, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and U. S. Senator from 
Connecticut, from 1791 to his death in 1793. Their youngest daugh- 
ter, Sarah Sherman, Oct. 13, 1812, m. Hon. Samuel Hoar of Concord, 
and of her elder sisters, Rebecca and Elizabeth in succession became 
the wives of Judge Simeon Baldwin of New Haven. Rebecca was 
the mother of Roger S. Baldwin, Governor and Senator, who argued 
the famous Armistead case, and grandmother of Judge Simeon E. 
Baldwin. Mehitable m. for her second husband Jeremiah Evarts, 
Esq., the Honorable William Maxwell Evarts being her son. Martha 
married Jeremiah Day, President of Yale College, and was the mother 
of Hon. Sherman Day, author of Pennsylvania Historical Collections 
and State Surveyor of California. 

Jonathan Prescott d. Dec. 6, 1721, his fourth wife surviving him. 
His second wife, Elizabeth Hoar, d. Sept. 25, 1687. 

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2. Mary, 2 married Benjamin Graves, October 21, 1668. 

3. Daniel, born 1650; married July 16, 1677, Mary Stratton, daugh- 

ter of Samuel and Mary (Fry), and (2d) Mary Lee, October 16, 
1717. By the first wife he had eleven children : 

i. John, 3 b. Oct. 24, 1678, at Watertown; d. March 1, 1764, in Sudbury. 
By wife Ruth had ten children : 1. Nehemiah, 4 b. Oct. 19, 1704; d. 
Dec. 2, 1718. 2. Jonathan, b. May 30, 1706; d. Nov. 8, 1719. 3. 
Oliver, b. Oct. 14, 1707 ; d. May 29, 1711. 4. John, b. March 22, 1709 ; 
d. Aug. 28, 1711. 5. Submit, b. Sept. 5, 1711. 6. Ruth, b. Dec. 11, 
1713; m. April 20, 1732, Amos Sanderson. 7. Dorothy, b. Feb. 22, 
1714. 8. John, b. Jan. 2, 1715 ; d. Nov. 17, 1715. 9. Josiah, b. Jan. 
2, 1717. 10. Abigail, b. Nov. 15, 1720. 
ii. Leonard, captain, d. April, 1771, aged 87, in Brimfield. By his wife 
Esther had eight children : 1. Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1707. 2. Daniel, b. 
May 7, 1709. 3. Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1710. 4. Leonard, b. Dec. 17, 
1711. 5. David, b. Feb. 23, 1713. 6. Charles, b. Dec. 25, 1714. 7. 
Edmond, b. July 19, 1716. 8. Esther, b. April 7, 1719. Many of the 
descendants of this Brimfield branch of the family in 1838 took the 
surnames Hale and Homer, 
iii. Daniel, b. 1680; lieutenant; m. Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Temple) Jones, Dec. 20, 1705. She was b. at Concord, June 4, 1686. 
They lived a mile easterly from Concord Centre. Daniel's epitaph in 
the Old Concord Burying Ground is surmounted by a coat of arms — 
a double headed eagle — and the words " Paternal Coat Armor." The 
inscription is as follows : 

Lieut Daniel Hoar 

Obt. Feb'r ye 8th 1773 ^Et 93. " 

By Honest Industry & Prudent 

Oeconomy he acquired a hancl- 

Som Fortune for a man in Privet • 

Carrecter. He In joyed a long Life 

& uninterrupted state of health 

Blessings that ever attend Exer- 

Sies & Temperance. 


Heres the last end of mortal story. 

He's Dead. 

Lieut. Daniel Hoar had seven children : 1. John, 4 b. Jan. 6, 1707 ; 
m. (1st) Esther Pierce of Lexington, June 13, 1734; m. (2d) Aug. 21, 
1740, Elizabeth Coolidge, daughter of Capt. Joseph, b. Jan. 5, 1720. 
By the first wife he had two, by the second nine children. He died 
in Lincoln, May 16, 1786. and his widow d. March 10, 1791. John 
Hoar was a resident of Lexington, Watertown and Lincoln, the 
changes not being wholly due to removals, but partly to alterations 
in town boundaries. He held various town offices, was assessor and 
selectman for several years, and one of the founders of the church. 
• During the French and Indian war, July 14, 1748, at Fort hummer, 
he was taken prisoner and remained a captive among the Indians for 
three mouths. He partieipated in the fight at Concord Bridge, April 
19, 1775, being a member of the company of which his son Samuel 
was a lieutenant. His name leads those of the eight soldiers who 
made affidavit, April 23, 1775, to their experiences on the day of the 
fight, the first of the depositions sent to England by a fast sailing 
vessel from Salem. — (See Remembrancer I., 85.) 2. Daniel, m. Nov. 
2, 1743, Rebecca Brooks; d. in Westminster, leaving two sons and 
two daughters. 3. Lucy, m. John Brooks. 4. Timothy, b. 1716; m. 
Abigail Brooks, Jan. 23, 1752. 5. Jonathan, b. 1719; graduate of 
Harvard 1740; major 1755, lieut. -colonel 1756, and colonel 1760, 
serving in the French and Indian war 1744-1763; appointed Governor 
of Newfoundland, etc., but died a^t. 52, in 1771, on his passage from 

England to the colonies. 6. Elizabeth, m. Whittemore. 7. 

Mary, in. Zachariah Whittemore. 

198 Parentage and Birth of Rev. John Robinson, [April, 

iv. Jonathan, d. at the Castle, a soldier, Oct. 26, 1702. 

v. Joseph, d. at sea, 1707. 
vi. Benjamin, wife Esther, 
vii. Mary, b. March 14, 1689; d. June 10, 1702. 
viii. Samuel, b. April 6, 1691. 
ix. Isaac, b. May 18, 1695 ; m. Anna , and lived in Sudbury. 

x. David, b. Nov. 14, 1698. 
xi. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 22, 1701. 

The children of John 4 Hoar, the son of Lieutenant Daniel, were : 

(1) Rebecca,* b. in Lexington, July 1, 1735; m. May 6, 1755, Joseph 


(2) Esther, b. in Watertown, Jan. 28, 1739; m. May 8, 1760, Edmund 


(3) John, b. in Lexington, July 14, 1741 ; d. young. 

(4) Samuel, b. in Lexington, Aug. 23, 1743 ; often representative, State 

senator 1813-1816; m. Susanna, daughter of Abijah and Thank- 
ful (Brown) Peirce; d. May 22, 1732. He had ten children: 
(i.) Susanna, 6 b. Feb. 22, 1774; m. Rev. Robert Gray, (ii.) 
Thankful, b. April 6, 1776; m. Dr. Grosvenor Tarbell. (iii.) 
Samuel, b. May 18, 1778: A.B. Harvard 1802, LL.D. 1838; m. 
Sarah, daughter of Hon. Roger Sherman, Oct. 13, 1812, and had 
children: Elizabeth, 7 1814; Ebenezer Rockwood, 1816; Sarah 
Sherman, 1817; Samuel Johnson, 1820; Edward Sherman, 1823; 
George Frisbie, 1826. (iv.) Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1780; d. Jan. 
14, 1811. (v.) Abijah Peirce, b. Sept. 1, 1782; m. Sarah Hart- 
well, and changed his name to Abijah Hoar Peirce in 1811. (vi.) 
Nathaniel Peirce, b. Sept. 2, 1784; A.B. Harvard 1810; d. 1820. 
(vii.) William, b. Sept. 16, 1786: m. Mary Bemis, and changed 
his name to Hanson in 1818. (viii.) John, b. April 2, 1789 ; m. 
Hannah Brooks; d. May 14, 1831. (ix.) Polly Fiske, b. July 11, 
1791 ; m. Capt. James Farrar ; d. May 12, 1813. (x.) Levina, b. 
Jan. 17, 1794. 

(5) Elizabeth, b. in Lexington, Oct. 14, 1746. 

(6) Mercy, b. in Lexington, Oct. 5, 1750. 

(7) Sarah, b. in Lincoln, June 9, 1755; m. Feb. 17, 1790, Nehemiah 


(8) Leonard, b. in Lincoln, June 29, 1758; m. (1st) Nov. 10, 1785, 

Eunice Wheeler, who d. May 16, 1820, set. 56 ; and (2d) Pamela 

, who cl. 1829. He had six children : (i.) Mary Wheeler, 

b. May 26, 1787. (ii.) Eunice, b. Aug. 23, 1789. (iii.) Eliza- 
beth, b. July 6, 1793. (iv.) John, b. May 5. 1796. (v.) Edmund, 
b. July 21, 1798. (vi.) Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1800; changed his 
name to Leonard Hoar in 1831. 

(9) Rebecca, b. Oct. 18, 1761 ; m. June 15, 1784, Joseph White of Lan- 

caster. James Coolidge Carter, LL.D., is a grandson of Joseph 
and Rebecca. 

(10) Mary, b. June 15, 1764; m. March 27, 1788, Thomas Wheeler. 

(11) Joseph, b. July 30, 1767. 




By Mrs. Justus Street Hotchkiss, of New Haven, Ct. 

The following statement is given, on account of the oft-repeated 
error* in regard to the parentage and birth of the Eev. John Eobin- 

* See Putnam's Historical Magazine for January, 1898, at page 15, " Elizabeth Pabo- 
die and Descendants." 

Also, " The Works of John Robinson, Pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers, with a Memoir 
and Annotations by Robert Ashton, Secretary of the Congregational Board, London, 
1851, Vol. I., pages 77, 78." 

1899.] Parentage and Birth of Rev. John Robinson. 199 

son of Duxbury, Mass. Until about 1855, he was supposed to be 
the son of James and Mary (Alcock) Robinson, of Dorchester, 
Mass. This family, however, is believed to have been of an entirely 
distinct stock from that of William Robinson, the first settler in 
Dorchester, Mass. (see Robinson, by Harris, note on page 12), 
and though James Robinson had a son John, born April 17, 1675, 
he was not the Rev. John Robinson of Duxbury, Mass. Absolute 
proof of this statement has recently been found (1898). 

In 1859, a Memoir of the Rev. William Robinson, by his son, 
Prof. Edward Robinson, of Union Theological Seminary, New 
York, was published for private circulation, and in this Memoir Prof. 
Robinson very clearly proved that the Rev. John Robinson of Dux- 
bury, his lineal ancestor, was the son of Samuel and Mary (Baker) 
Robinson, of Dorchester, Mass., the grandson of William Robin- 
son, the first settler. Still he had no absolute proof of this fact 
from will or deed. 

Prof. Robinson, in Chapter III. of the Memoir he published of 
his father in 1859, thus wrote : 

" Rev. John Robinson of Duxbury. That this John Robinson was the 

second son of Samuel Robinson and grandson of William there 

seems no reason to doubt, although no record has yet been found of his 
birth or baptism. The inscription on his tombstone ( and the obituary 
notice in the Boston News Letter, both copied below, fix his birth in the 
year 1671, probably in March. An entry in his family record, now in my 
possession, on a blank leaf of his family Bible, runs thus : 

' March 30, 1734, Died my only Brother, Samuel Robinson, in the 68th 
year of his age.' " 

It will be seen that this entry tallies precisely with the inscription 
on the tombstone of Samuel Robinson, Jr. The existence of this 
entry, and indeed of the said family record, became known only in 
1855. Until then, John Robinson of Duxbury w^as usually re- 
garded as the son of James Robinson of Dorchester, and born in 
1675 ; notwithstanding the fact that this was contrary to his obitu- 
ary notice and to the inscription on his tombstone. 

Rev. John Robinson died Nov. 14, 1745, at Lebanan, Conn. 
He was interred in the old cemetery at Lebanon. 

From Robinson Memoir, page 43, the following inscription on 
his gravestone is copied : 

" Here lies the body of the Rev. Mr. John Robinson, late Pastor of 
the Church of Christ in Duxbury ; which charge, having faithfully and 
laudably sustained for the space of 39 years, he removed to Lebanon, 
where he changed this life for a better, Nov. 14th, A.D. 1745, aged 74. 

" Sic Pater, sic 0, numerare fluxae 
Nos doce vitae spatium caducis 
Mens ut a curis revocata veri 

Lumen honesti. 

200 Parentage and Birth of Rev. John Robinson. [April, 

I add an exact copy of the Latin version taken by me in 1898 
from Buchanans " Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica," 
MDLXXXII. Psalm 90, verse 12, page 209 : 

Sic pater, sic 6 numerare fluxje 
Nos doce vitas spacium, caducis 
Mens vt a curis reuocata, veri 

Lumen honesti 

Samuel Robinson, of Dorchester, Mass., left no will, because of 
the following deed of gift, which disposed of his estate during his 
lifetime, and there was nothing for him to will away. In this deed 
one sees the custom of giving a few shillings to one child, who had 
received a previous gift, thus keeping within law limits and prevent- 
ing disputes. 

(Suffolk County Deeds, Vol. 29, page 274.) 
Deed of Gift. 

" Samuel Robinson, yeoman, of Dorchester, deed of gift to eldest son Sam- 
uel Robinson junior, for his more comfortable support, on condition of 
payments hereafter mentioned, gives him all his messuages and certain par- 
cels of land in Dorchester, his dwelling, outhouse, barns, stable, ground 
under the homestead, pasture, etc., in the whole 60 acres of land, re- 
serving to me, Samuel Robinson, and Mary, my wife, the use and benefit 
of our half of all, during our natural lives, on condition, that our son or his 
heirs shall, within twelve months after my and my wife's decease, pay to 
our son Mr. John Robinson, minister of Duxburough, the sum of £100, 
and to our son-in-law, Capt. Jonathan Gulliver, 10s, I having given him 
his marriage portion with his wife, and to our two grandchildren, Hannah 
and Lydia Gulliver, £10 each, after my and my wife's decease." 

Deed signed, May 2, 1715. 

Release of Heirs. 

" Whereas Samuel and Mary Robinson of Dorchester did in their life 
time give unto their son John Robinson of Duxbury sundry gift — " 

From Sprague's "Annals of the American Pulpit," vol. 2, page 
131, the following : 

" The ancestor was William Robinson of Dorchester. His grandson, 
John Robinson, was born in Dorchester, March, 1671, H. C. 1695, being 
the earliest graduate of the name in this Country. He preached for a short 
time as a missionary in Pennsylvania; Sept. 1700, he received a call to 
settle in Duxbury, Mass., where he was ordained, Nov. 18, 1702 ; he was 
dismissed, 1738, and removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he died, Nov. 14, 
1745, aged 74 years." 

Samuel Robinson, son of William Robinson of Dorchester, Mass., bapt. 
June 14, 1640; married in 1665, Mary, dau. of Richard and Faith (With- 
ington) Baker; bapt. 2.12, 1640; died May 9, 1715. He died Sept. 16, 
1718. (From Dorchester Town Records). 

Children of Samuel and Mary (Baker) Robinson. 

1. Samuel, born June 13, 1666. ) Dorchester 

2. Mary, born Aug. 11, 1668. j Town Records. 

3. John, born March, 1671. 

1899.] Ancestry of Lyman J". Gage. 201 



Contributed by Arthur E. Gage, Esq., Woburn, Mass. 

Thomas 1 Gage, mariner. The first mention of this pioneer which 
appears in any record seems to be in a record of burials at Yarmouth, 
Mass., for the year 1 650, which recites that " a son of Thomas Gage was 
drowned in a well, aged about a year and a halfe." He married Johanna 
Knight* (before 1648), a daughter of William Knight of Salem and Lynn. 
We are informedf that this " William Knight was a mason, and a deacon of 
a dissenting congregation in England ; that he came over with one Hathorne 
and others for the enjoyment of the liberty of his conscience; that he had 
a house plastered on the outside with plaster of Pelis and estate in lands 
in England; also the liberty of killing deer and rabbits in a certain park 

January 21, 1650-1, there was filed in the Suffolk Registry of Probate, 
an inventory of the estate of one Robert Button, and in a list headed " small 
debts " appears the name of Thomas Gaige. In 1655, Josiah Hallett and 
Thomas Gage were charged with profaning the Lord's Day by putting 
forth to sea from Sandwich harbor on that day.$ 

In 1655, there was recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Salem, Lib. 2, 
fol. 52, a release from Thomas Gaige, in which he acknowledges payment 
and releases his mother-in-law Elizabeth Knight and her second husband, 
Allen Breed, from a legacy of forty shillings given to his wife, Joanna, in 
the will of her father, William Knight. 

In 1657, he appears in a list of twenty-two names from Yarmouth who 
take the " oath of fidelitie." 

March 26, 1675-6, in a fight near Seekonk, Capt. Michael Peirce was 
slain and fifty-one Englishmen more with him and eleven Indians that 
assisted him, and there escaped of the whole company not above seven or 
eight English. § A letter written by a clergyman at this time gives the 
names of those who were killed in this fight, and among the men were five 
from Yarmouth, and of the five, three were John Gage, William Gage 
and Henry Gage.|| April 29, 1676, a rate was laid at Yarmouth towards 
the charge of the late war (King Philip's war), in which the only Gage that 
appears is Thomas Gage, who is assessed a rate of £2. 6. 9. IT As young 
men are always chosen for war, and as there appears only one Gage in the 
tax-list of Yarmouth for this year, it may fairly be inferred that Thomas 
was the head of the Gage family in Yarmouth, and John, Henry and Wil- 
liam were his sons. 

April 18, 1735, the legislature made a grant of seven townships, Narra- 
gansett townships so-called, to such of the survivors of King Philip's war 
and their heirs, as could prove their claim, 120 to a township, 840 in all. 

•Essex So. Dist. Deeds, Lib. 2, fol. 52. 

t Deposition in perpetuam of Martha Williams. Historical Collections of the Essex 
Institute, vol. ii., p. 102. 
t Freeman's History of Cape Cod, vol. ii., p. 186. 

. Archives, vol. Lxviii., p. 191. 
j| Rev. Noah Newman, Behoboth; Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, p. 350. 
11 Freeman's History of Cape Cod, p. 105. 

vol. Lin. 13 

202 Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage. [April, 

township granted the men from the Plymouth Colony was Narra- 
gansett township No. 7, now Gorham, Maine, and the heirs of William, 
Henry and John Gage appear as three of the grantees of this township. 
Feb. •*'. 1738, Moses (*;ige of Beverly, by a deed recorded with York 
Deeds. Book 28, folio 224, conveys to his son, John Gage of Dover, N. II.. 
mariner, M two whole rights or shares in a certain township granted by the 
General Court of Massachusetts to certain Narragansett soldier.-, being 
that township which lies the number seven, one of the two towns laid out 
for -d soldiers between Saco and Pesumpscot rivers and in the County of 
York in the Massachusetts province aforesaid, said two shares being those 
in >d town&hip which were entered to my two brothers John Gage and 
William Gage, late of Yarmouth, deceased, both soldiers in the Narragan- 
sett Warr." Consequently if John and William Gage were sons of Thomas, 
it follows that Moses was also a son of Thomas. 

March 31, 1691, Thomas Gage, the younger, filed a petition in the Pro- 
bate Court at Ipswich, reciting that his brother, " Adam Gage went out a 
soldier for Canada and there was slain in their Majesties service, and hath 
left a widow and not any child and neither house, land or household stuff 
considerable, but hath several debts to pay and he is willing to take admin- 
istration and do the best he can, or if they do not see any cause to appoint 
him he wishes to be heard in behalf of the creditors."* 

In 1735, a society was formed in Beverly of the soldiers and representa- 
tives of the soldiers, who, under the command of Capt. William Raymond, 
had served in King William's war, so called, on the expedition of Sir 
William Phipps against Canada in 1G90, for the purpose of petitioning the 
General Court of Massachusetts for the grant of a township of land.| 

Moses Gage appears among the list of members as one who still living 
appears for himself. He also appears as a claimant in the right of one 
Adam Gage (sometimes erroneously quoted as "Adam Page"). The 
rule established by the General Court regulating the right of claimants 
directed that the eldest male representative should have the right. Lack- 
ing children or direct descendants, the eldest male representative would 
most likely be a brother. In an article published in the Dover Inquirer, 
Nov. 26, 1863, from information furnished by John Paul Robinson, Esq., 
a great-grandson of Moses Gage, it is stated that this Moses " was proba- 
bly the grandson of John Gage of Ipswich, and the tradition was that all 
his brothers, four in number, were killed by the Indians, but when or where 
he never heard. They were young men and left uo issue." But from the 
deed recorded with York Deeds as aforesaid it is evident that Moses was 
originally from Yarmouth, and not from Ipswich. 

Thomas Gage, the elder, died between June 30 and July 17, 1695; his 
will was approved and allowed Aug. 5, 1695, and reads as follows: — 

"Thomas Gage ss. of Harwich do will to my son Benjamin Gage all 
my household estate be it in whatsoever and wheresoever it is only to my 
wife I do give one shilling and to my sou Thomas live shillings and to all 
my other children to each a shilling; this being my last will this 30 of June 
one thousand Bix hindred and ninety five." 

It would appear from the will of Thomas Gage and the above recited 
facts, that his children were: 

* Historical Collections! I < x - [nstitate, vol. v., p. I 

t lir-t Book of Records of the Proprietor! of the Township lying on the North 
Branch of Piscataquog River, in possession of the Maine Historical Society, at Port- 
Land) Mu. Alaoi Blaine Historical & Qen< Recorder, vol. iv., p, 24 

1899.] Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage, 203 

i. Son, 2 b. 1G48; d. 1G50. 

ii. John, ^ All three killed March 20, 1G76. Henry* was also 

iii. William, [-with Capt. John Gorhara in the fl#ht at the Swamp 

iv. Henry, J Fort, Dec. 10, lu'75, and John with Capt. John Gorham 

in expedition against Mt. Hope, June 24, 1G75, and also one 

month with Capt. Howes in expedition the destination of which 

is unknown. 

2. v. Thomas, b. 1666. 

3. vi. Benjamin. 
vii. Adam. 

4. viii. Moses, b. 1GG8. 

2. Lieut. Thomas 2 Gage (Thomas 1 ), the second of the sons of the pio- 
neer Thomas, who is named in the will of Thomas, from a deposi- 
tion! sworn to by him May 20, 1G92, in certain proceedings for 
witchcraft, he appears to have been at that time thirty-six years of 
age, which would make him born in 165G. He was not a son of 
John of Ipswich, as was thought probable by Savage, and by Gage 
in his History of Rowley. He was by occupation a blacksmith, 

and married first, Sarah , who died Dec. 7, 1G94, aged about 

forty years. He married second, Elizabeth Mighill, widow of 
Ezekiel Mighill; she was the daughter of Ezekiel Northend, and 
was born in Rowley, October 19, 1G56; she married first, July 25, 
1G82, Humphrey Hobson, by whom she had one son, Humphrey 
Hobson, born July 10, 1684; her first husband died Aug. 8, 1684, 
and she married second, October 10, 1G86, P^zekiel Mighill. Her 
second husband died July 3, 1G94, without issue, aud she married 
third, Thomas Gage, June 11, 1695, by whom, she had one child, 
Elizabeth. She died July 14, 1737. Thomas Gage was a member 
of a company of troopers at Beverly in June, 1 GOO, t but apparently 
did not go in expedition against Canada; was appointed a lieutenant 
as early as August, 1G9G,§ and was slain Aug. 13, 1707, on the 
disastrous expedition against Port Royal in Nova Scotia. The 
following is the copy of an entry in Journal kept by Josiah Hatchel- 
der, who went on that expedition : 

" Aug. ye 13, being wensday .... Lieutenant Gage killed 
by a great shot in his tent." 

By his will, dated April 20, 1707, just prior to the sailing of this 
expedition from Boston, and proved Oct. 20, 1707, it appears that 
he left a widow, Elizabeth, and the following children : 

5. i. Thomas,' b. 1678 (bapt. in Beverly, March 1G, 1685) ; m. Dec. 10, 

L697, Mary Smith. 
C. ii. William, It. Nov. 20, L680 (bapt. in B., March 1G, 1685); in. July 
'j, 1709, Mercy Barker. 
iii. Sabah (bapt. In 15., .March 16, 1685); in. Sept. 30, 1715, Thomas 

iv. Mary (bapt. in Ii., Nov. 1, L685); m. Jan. 15, 1700-7, Nathaniel 

v. JOANNA (bapt. in !',., July L".», L6£ 
vi. Joanna, b. Dec. 28, L689 (bapt. in is., Nov. 16, 1690); m. tag. 11, 

1718, Bbenezer Wood. 
vii. John, b. Not. 26, 1691. (Not mentioned i-n will*.] 

• Swift, Old Yarmouth, p, ioi. 

Historical Collections, rol. ex., p. 71 ; Kevins, Witchcraft, pp» B0, 56. 
X sfass. Archives, rol. xxxvi , p. 132. 
I Letter of Bartholomew Gleaner, Aug. 16, 1696, to 11 n. Isaac Addington, Baxter 

Papers, vol. v., p, 

204 Ancestry of Lyman J, Gage. [April, 

viii. Susanna, b. Jan. 12, 1693-4; m. Jan. 7, 1718-9, John Dickinson. 
Shed. July 11, 1750. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1G99 (Rowley) ; m. Dec. 13, 1716, Edward 


3. Benjamin 9 Gage (Thcunas 1 ), one of the sons of the pioneer Thomas, 
who is named in the will of Thomas, died May 12, 1708. Admin- 
istration on his estate was granted to Elizabeth, widow and relict of 
Benjamin Gage, late of Yarmouth, now deceased, Aug. 3,1708. 

The decree for the settlement of his estate gives to John Gage, 
the eldest son, the dwelling house, house lot, land thereto adjoining, 
and the meadow at Herring river, he having given bond for paying the 
overplus, more than what his double share or portion comes to; 
Elizabeth Gage, the widow, to have the use, benefit and improve- 
ment of one-third part of all the personal estate after debts aud 
funeral charges are paid; Matthew Gage, the next eldest son, to have 
the meadow and upland at Swan Point river, 3,t 16 pounds, and so 
much more of the personal estate as will make that up to two and 
twenty pounds, 18 shillings and six pence, and that each of the other 
children, viz. : Ebenezer, Thomas and Joanna Gage, sous and 
daughter of said deceased, have the full sum of two and twenty 
pounds, 18 shillings and six pence, each of them . . Among the 
items in the inventory appears one negro girl, appraised at five 
Children : 

7. i. John, 3 m. Jane — . 

8. ii. Matthew, m. Dec. 4, 1712, Hannah Thorp. 

9. iii. Ebenezer, m. March 28, 1717, Dorcas Crowell. 
10. iv. Thomas, m. Oct. 13, 1726, Rebecca Rider. 

v. Joanna, m. Aug. 26, 1708, Samuel Merchant. 

4. Moses 2 Gage (Thomas 1 ), born in 1668; died at Beverly, June 30, 
1748, aged 80; was a seaman ; married Sarah Dodge, daughter of 
Capt. John and Sarah (Proctor) Dodge, who was baptized Feb. 16, 
1668, and died in 1747. He was a grantee of the Narragausett 
township No. 7, Gorham, Me., in the right of his two brothers, 
John and William, who were slain with the command of Capt. 
Michael Peirce, near Seekonk, March 26, 1676. He and his 
brother Adam served in the expedition of 'Sir William Phipps 
against Canada in 1690, in which expedition Adam was slain. To 
pay the men who went in this expedition, a score or more of town- 
ships were granted, all called Canada townships. To sixty men 
from Beverly, under command of Capt. William Raymond, was 
first granted in 1735, Halestown or Weare, N. H. When, on settle- 
ment of the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 
Weare was found to be in New Hampshire, a new grant was made 
in June, 1765, to their heirs in lieu of the first grant, now Raymond, 
Me. Moses Gage appeared among the list of claimants for a grant 
in 1735, both in his own right and in the right of his brother Adam. 
Dec. 15, 1766, his son John for £41. Is. conveyed one whole right in 
the town of Weare to Jonathan Dow, and July 11, 1771, the right 
of his son William in tbe township of Raymond was conveyed to 
Nathaniel Jones. 
Children : 

1899.] Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage* 205 

i. Sarah, 3 b. April 3, 1692. 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1694; published to Jonathan Trask, Dec. 13, 
11. iii. John, b. April 7, 1702. 

iv. William, b. Sept. 23, 1703; d. March 20, 1775; a mariner. 

v. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1705; m. April 12, 1725, Livermore Whittredge. 

5. Thomas 3 Gage (Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Beverly, 1678 ; m. Mary 

Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith, Dec. 10, 1697, who was bom 
Oct. 6, 1 678. He settled first upon a piece of land in Rowley, 
called Hobson's close. About 1718 he removed with his family 
from Rowley to Mil ford ; purchased a farm of 80 acres from Seth 
Chapin, May 25, 1723, on the Sherborn road. He was living in 
1742-43, when Cedar street was laid out, and gave land for that 

Children, born in Rowley : 

i. John, 4 b. March 7, 1698-9. 

ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1701. 
iii. Moses, b. March 26, 1705. 
iv. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1708. 

v. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1711. 

In the record of deaths of the First Church in Rowley, there is 
also mentioned that of a still-born infant of Thomas Gea^e's in 1714, 
and Thomas Geage's, his young child, Oct. 5, 1716, unbaptized. 

For a further account of this Thomas Gage and of his descend- 
ants, see Ballou's History of Milford. 

6. William 3 Gage (Thomas 2 Thomas 1 ), born Nov. 20, 1680, in Beverly 

m. Mercy Barker, July 9, 1707, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary 
Barker, who was born March 29, 1683-4, and died Oct. 10, 1775. 
He died March 18, 1729-30. 
Children, born in Beverly: 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Aug. 26, 1709; d. June 18, 1713, scalded to death, 
ii. Thomas, b. Aug. 1, 1711. Lieut.-Col. at Lake George, 1758. 
iii. Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 1713; m. June 20, 1751, Eliphalct Jewett, and 

d. Sept. 16, 1786. 
iv. William, b. Aug. 7, 1715. 
v. Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1718; d. May 29, 1736. 
vi. Mercy, b. Feb. 14, 1722-3; m. July 8, 1756, Nathan Lambert; d. 

Nov. 28, 1799. 
vii. Nathaniel, b. May 3, 1726. 
viii. Mary, d. July 29, 1729. 

7. John 3 Gage (Benjamin 2 Thomas 1 ), Yarmouth. By his will, presented 

for probate Jan. 9, 1770; by his son Benjamin, the executor therein 
named, he gives pecuniary legacies to his daughters, one-third of his 
estate to his wife Jane, and the rest to his three sons, share and 
share alike. His son John is mentioned as absent. 
Children, born in Yarmouth: 

i. Thankful, 4 b. May 27, 1711 ; m. Snow of Harwich. 

ii. Ruth, b. Feb. 20, 1712-13; in. Hopkins of Harwich. 

iii. Benjamin, b. June 2, 1715. 

iv. Jenny, b. May 15, 1719; m. Baker of Yarmouth. 

v. Patience, b. March 30, 1722-3; m. Nov. 8, 1771, John Hall of 

vi. John, b. April 15, 1724; m. April 29, 1755, Mary Chipman of 

vii. Samuel, b. March 27, 1726-7. 

206 Ancestry of Lyman J. Gage. [April, 

8. Matthew 8 Gage (Benjamin, 2 Thomas 1 ), Harwich. Married by John 

Gorham to Hannah thorp, Dec. 4, 1712. Will allowed March 10, 

Children : 

i. Susanna, 4 b. April 11, 1713. 

ii. Hannah, b. Jan. 18, 1715; m. May 11, 1732, Aaron Snow, 
iii. James, b. Dec. 15, 1717. 
iv. Lot, b. Oct. 16, 1720. 

v. Zebulon, b. Dec. 15, 1724.* 
vi. William, b. Sept. 11, 1727. 

9. Ebenezer 3 Gage (Benjamin, 2 Thomas 1 ), Yarmouth. Married, March 

27, 1717, Dorcas Crowell. Will dated Aug. 19, 1765. 
Children : 

i. Judah, 4 b. Dec. 16, 1717. 

ii. Dorcas, b. Oct. 12, 1719; m. July 5, 1739, Isaac Baker. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1721 ; m. ~ Baker. 

iv. Thankful,' hi. Baxter. 

v. Temperance, m. Baker. 

10. Thomas 8 Gage (Benjamin 2 Thomas 1 ), Yarmouth. Married, Oct. 13, 

1726, Rebecca Rider. Removed to Southeast, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
sometime between 1741 and 1758. 
Children, born in Yarmouth : 

i. Elihu, 4 b. Feb. 27, 1726-7. 
ii. Anthony, b. March 16, 1728-9; m. Sept. 19, 1752, Ann Sears of 

Harwich, a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullens of 

the Mayflower, f 
iii. Moses, b. April 9, 1732. For a further account of Moses and of 

his descendants, see Cleveland's History of Yates County, N. Y. 
iv. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 9, 1734; m. Grissel Elwell. Removed from 

Southeast to DeRuyter, Madison Co., N. Y. He is the great 

grandfather of Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the Treasury in the 

cabinet of President McKinley. 
v. Johanna, b. May 12, 1738. 
vi. George, b. July 9, 1740. 
vii. Mark, b. probably after removal to Southeast. 

11. Col. John 8 Gage (Moses 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Beverly, April 7, 1702; 

in early life was a mariner; removed from Beverly to Dover, N. H., 
about 1727, when he married Elizabeth Hubbard, widow, a daugh- 
ter of Joseph Roberts, and granddaughter of John Roberts, marshal 
of New Hampshire in 1680. He was one of the original grantees 
of Halestown or Weare, N. H., and of Middleton and Grantham, 
N. H., and of Bennington, Vt. He was one of the petitioners for 
the erection of Strafford County from Dover and other adjoining 
towns, and in 1773 was appointed judge of probate. He died June 
25, 1773. 

Children, born in Dover, N. H. : 

i. John, 4 b. March, 1729. 

ii. Moses, b. 1732. 
iii. Jonathan, b. 1734. 
iv. Sarah, m. Nathan Horn of Rochester, N. H. 

v. William, bapt. April 30, 1737. 

* Joshua, son of Zebulon, settled in Augusta, Me. Was a member of Congress from 
Massachusetts, 1817-19. 
f Sears Genealogy. 

1899.] John Gorham and Martha Cobb. 207 


Communicated by Frank William Sprague. 

Captain John 1 Gorham, m. Desire Howland, in 1643. 

Lieutenant Colonel 2 John Gorham, b. Feb. 20, 1652 ; m. Feb. 16, 1674, 
Mary Otis. He died Dec. 9, 1716. His wife, Mary, died April 1, 1733. 

John 8 Gorham, b. Sept. 28, 1688; m. Oct. 21, 1712, Prudence 
Crocker. He died in 1769, and she died in 1778. 

Nathaniel 4 Gorham, b. Sept. 30, 1726 ; m. Oct. 31, 1751, Anna Lewis. 
She died Oct. 13, 1796. His estate was settled February, 1801, by his 
sons, George 5 Lewis Gorham and Lewis 5 Gorham. 

Lewis 5 Gorham was b. Nov. 11, 1753 ; m. April 14, 1774, Sarah 
Phinney (daughter of David Phinney). He died Jan. 16, 1821, and his 
widow Sarah died Feb. 10, 1851, aged 97 years. 

Lewis 5 Gorham was Deputy Sheriff of Barnstable for many years. 
He resided in the mansion house of his father and grandfather at Coggins, 
or Great Pond, which was built by John 3 Gorham about 1716, and taken 
down by Lewis 5 Gorham in 1820. John 6 Gorham (who married Martha 
Cobb) was born in this house. It stood next to the Governer Hinckley 
house. The children of Lewis 5 and Sarah (Phinney) Gorham were as 
follows, the births being recorded in Barnstable records, vol. 3, page 407 : 

i. Anna 6 , b. March 29, 1775; m. Thomas Harris,. of Boston, July 12, 

ii. David, b. Ang. 6, 1778 ; m. Hannah Nye. 
iii. John, b. July 16, 1781 ; m. Martha Cobb, April 12, 1804. 
iv. Henry, b. Aug. 8, 1785; m. Polly Hoxie, of Sandwich. 

v. Sarah, b. May 12, 1793 ; m. Barnabas Hinckley, of Barnstable. 

John 6 Gorham was b. July 16, 1781 ; m. Martha Cobb, April 12, 1804. 
He died Oct. 11, 1824, and his widow Martha died Feb. 20. 1839. She 
was the daughter of Eleazer Cobb, senior, and his second wife, Elizabeth 
Davis, who was the daughter of Captain William Davis and his wife 
Martha Crocker. The children of John 6 Gorham and Martha Cobb were : 

i. Elizabeth D., 7 b. Jan. 30, 1805; m. Captain Sumner Peirce. She 

died Oct. 7, 1887. 
ii. Frederick, b. Nov. 27, 1807; m. Lydia Hallett, May 8, 1828. He 

died Nov. 3, 1889. 
iii. John, died at sea, unmarried, 
iv. Martha, b. July 23, 1811; m. Lot Easterbrook. She died June 22, 

v. Sarah, b. March 19, 1814; m. Captain Caleb Sprague, of Hingham, 

Mass., June 24, 1836. She died Sept. 10, 1856. 
vi. Captain Rufus, b. 1816; m. Temperance Lewis. He died March 4, 

vii. Captain William F., b. 1819; m. Nabby Baxter. He died July 9, 

viii. Catharine, b. July 2, 1821 ; m. April 8, 1858, Captain Caleb Sprague 

(his second wife). She died Sept. 17, 1863. He died Aug. 19, 1893. 

The eight children of John 6 Gorham all made their home in Barnstable. 


Note. — The inscription upon the monument to John 6 Gorham is as follows : 
"John Gorham, died Oct. 11, 1824, aged 41 years." This does not agree with 
the Town Record, which says that he was born July 16, 1781. The writer 
accepts the Town Record as correct. 

208 Descendants of Francis BushnelL [April, 


Compiled by R. D. Smyth, and communicated by Bernard C. Steiner. 

Francis 1 Bushnell, " the elder," and Francis Bushnell, " junior," most 
undoubtedly father and son, were among the first settlers of Guilford. One 
of them signed the Plantation Covenant. Probably this was the elder. 
He died in 1646, and his will was proved on October 13. Rev. John 
Hoadley, who signed the same covenant, came over in the same ship. On 
the voyage, his grandson, the famous Bishop Benjamin Hoadley, says he 
" accidentally met with " Sarah Bushnell, a daughter of Francis, whom he 
afterwards married. Francis Bushnell, Jr., probably came over in April, 
1635, in the " Planter," with his wife and infant daughter. John Bush- 
nell, the glazier, another son, came over in another vessel, the " Hopewell," 
in the same year. Both brothers were at Salem in 1637. Another Bush- 
nell, who may have been a relative, was in the employ of John Winthrop, 
the younger, in Boston, and died in March, 1636. The elder, 1. Francis 

Bushnell, marrried Rebecca . He had a home lot of three acres 

in Guilford, having John Hoadley, William Dudley and Thomas Jordan 
as neighbors. Among his descendants are David Bushnell, who invented 
the first torpedo, the American turtle, and Cornelius Bushnell, who advanced 
Ericsson the funds with which the " Monitor " was built. 

The children of Francis and Rebecca Bushnell were : 

2. i. Francis, 2 b. 1609; d. Dec. 4, 1681. 

ii. Kebecca, m. 1646, at Guilford, John Lord. She seems to have 
been residing with her father at Guilford at his death and, with 
her husband, to have presented an inventory, on Feb. 11, 1646-7, 
of her father's estate, of all his goods, houses and lands, in her 
possession at the time of his decease. Francis Buslmell's will 
was witnessed by Rev. Henry Whitfield and William Leete. John 
Lord sold the lands to John Fowler, after the death of his wife, 
Rebecca Bushnell. 

3. iii. William, d. Nov. 12, 1683. 

4. vi. John, b. 1614; d. 1667. 

v. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 26, 1625, at Horsfleld, Sussex; m. July 14, 1642, 
Rev. John Hoadley, of Guilford. He afterwards returned to 
England, and d. at Halsted, Kent, July 1, 1693. She d. at Rol- 
venden, Kent, July 28, 1668. The Bishops John and Benjamin 
Hoadley were their grandsons. 

5. vi. Richard, d. 1657. 

2. Dea. Francis 2 Bushnell, Jr. {Francis 1 ) was a carpenter and mill- 
wright and had charge of the Town mill at Guilford, after the death 
of Thomas Norton in 1648. About the same time, his name appears 
among those who took their lands at Oyster River quarter in Say- 
brook. He remained, however, at Guilford some time longer, making 
arrangements meanwhile for the transfer of his family to Saybrook. 
In 1062, he was at Saybrook, where he continued to reside until his 
death. He built the corn mill at Oyster River, the first erected in 
Saybrook. The town of Saybrook gave him a farm, on condition 
of keeping up the mill for the benefit of the town. After his death, 
the farm went to his son-in-law Samuel Jones. It remained a long 
time after in his family. His home lot in Guilford contained about 
five acres and was near his father's. He also owned land at the 

1899.] Descendants of Francis BushnelL 209 

Point of Kocks, and conveyed all his real estate property in Guil- 
ford to his son-in-law, William Johnson, when he left Guilford. 
Francis Bushnell died at Saybrook, aged 72, Dec. 9, 1681. He 

married, in England, Marie or Mary . 

Their children were (the order is uncertain) : 

i. Martha, 3 b. 1634; m. Jonathan Smith, of Glastonbury, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1663. She was probably the eldest daughter. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Dea. William Johnson, of Guilford, July 2, 1651; 
d. April 26, 1672. He cl. Oct. 27, 1702. They were grandparents 
of Rev. Samuel Johnson, lirst President of King's College, now 
Columbia University. 

iii. Sarah, m. Joseph Ingham of Saybrook, June 20, 1655. 

iv. Mary, m. Samuel Jones (son of Thomas) of Guilford, Jan. 1, 
1666 ; d. 1727. He d. November, 1704. 

v. Hannah, m. Stephen Hosmer of Hartford. 

6. vi. John, b. 1632; d. 1686. 

vii. Samuel, m. Ruth Sanford, dau. of Zachary of Saybrook, April 17, 
1684 ; and cl. Dec. 16, 1689. They had no children. 

3. Lieutenant William 2 Bushnell {Francis 1 ), of Saybrook, married 

Rebecca Chapman, a sister of Robert Chapman of Saybrook. 
Their children were : 

7. i. Joshua, 3 b. May 6, 1644; d. March, 1710. 

8. ii. Samuel, b. middle of September, 1645; cl. 172-. 
iii. Rebecca, b. Oct. 5, 1646; m. John Hand. 

9. iv. William, b. Feb. 15, 1648-9; d. Dec. 9, 1711. 

v. Francis, b. Jan. 6, 1649-50; d. young, 
vi. Stephen, b. Jan. 4, 1653-4; d. August, 1727. 
vii. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1653-4. 
viii. Judith, b. beginning of January, 1655-6; d. Nov. 17, 1740; m. Dr. 

Joseph Seward, of Guilford and Durham, on Feb. 5, 1681-2. He 

d. Feb. 14, 1732, aged 77. 
ix. Abigail, b. middle of February, 1659-60; d. Jan. 30, 1750; m. 

Capt. John Seward, of Guilford and Durham (brother of Dr. 

Joseph, see " Seward Genealogy," N.-E. Hist. Gen. Reg., July, 

1898), June 25, 1678. He d. Dec. 6, 1748. R. D. Smyth m. a 

x. Lydia, b. 1661; d. Aug. 24, 1753; m. Caleb Seward, of Guilford 

and Durham (brother of Joseph and John), July 14, 1686. He 

d. Aug. 2, 1728. 
xi. Daniel, b. 1683; d. February, 1727-8. 

4. John 2 Bushnell {Francis 1 ), of Salem and Boston, died probably in 

1667. His inventory is dated Aug. 5, 1667. He m. Jane . 

Their children were : 

i. Mary, 3 m. George Robinson, Oct. 3, 1657. 
ii. William, d. at Saybrook, Aug. 31, 1684. 
iii. DOROTHY, b. Feb. 15, 1651-2, at Boston, 
iv. Sarah, b. March 24, 1654-5, at Boston, 
v. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1657. 
vi. John, b. Jan. 19, 1659. 
vii. Jane, b. Dec. 18, 1662; m. John Hill, April 14, 1670. 

o. Richard 2 Bushnell (Francis 1 )^ of Saybrook and Norwalk, Conn. 
Il<- i- said to have lived in Norwich for a time, at the close of his 
life. He married, Oct. 11, 1648, Mary Marvin, daughter of Mat- 
thew Marvin of Norwalk. She was born L629, and came to New 
England with her father in 1635. She married second, Dea. 
Thomas 7\d^ate in 1660, and died March 2'.), 1713. Her second 
husband died in July 1707. Matthew Marvin in his will, in 1G73, 
gives £10 each to his grandsons, Richard and Francis BushnelL 

210 Descendants of Francis Bushnell. [April, 

The children of Richard and Mary (Marvin) Bushnell were : 

10. i. Joseph, 3 b. May, 1651; d. Dec. 23, 1748. 

11. ii. Richard, b. September, 1652; d. Feb. 27, 1727. 

12. iii. Francis, b. January. 1654. 

iv. Mary, b. January, 1654; m. Thomas Leflingwell, Jr., of Norwich, 

September, 1672. 
v. Marcie, b. 1657. (N.-E. Hist. Gen. Reg., XVI. p. 251, calls her 
Maria) . 

6. John 3 Bushnell (Francis? Francis 1 ), of Saybrook, married May 

15, 16G5, Sarah, daughter of John Scranton. 
Their children were : 

i. John, 4 b. March 23, 1665-6; d. March 10, 1729; m. May 10, 1692, 
Rebecca Cole of Hartford, and lived in Saybrook. 
Their children were : 

1. John, 5 b. 1693; d. 1695. 

2. John, b. Nov. 2, 1695. 

3. Francis, b. Nov. 17, 1697. 

4. Samuel, b. March 12, 1699-1700. 

5. Amos, b. Jan. 18, 1701-2; d. single, 1733. 

6. Bebecca, b. Sept. 16, 1704; m. John Mather, son of the Rev. 

Azariah, and had no children. 

7. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1706; and was an imbecile. 

8. Benjamin, b. 1709. 

9. Lemuel, b. 1712. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 17, 1668; d. Feb. 4, 1691; m. Thomas Stevens, Jr. 
of Killingworth, Nov. 9, 1688. He d. 1703. 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 1670; d. Sept. 22, 1756; m. 1st, Large; 

m. 2d, James Benton, Aug. 2, 1694. He d. Nov. 7, 1733. 
iv. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1672-3 fm. April 16, 1693, William Miller of 

v. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 23, 1674. 

7. Dea. Joshua 3 Bushnell (William? Francis 1 ), of Saybrook, married 

May, 1682, Mary Seymour, daughter of Richard of Hartford, and 
Mary his wife. 

Their children were : 

i. Thankful, 4 b. Jan. 3, 1686. 

13. ii. Joshua, b. Nov. 8, 1690; d. 1767. 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 16, 1693 ; m. Joseph Nettleton of Killingworth, 
Feb. 18, 1712-13. 

8. Samuel 3 Bushnell (William? Francis 1 ), of Saybrook, married first, 

Oct. 7, 1675, Patience Rudd, daughter of Jonathan. He married 
second, April 17, 1700, Priscilla Pratt. 

The children of Samuel and Patience (Rudd) Bushnell were : 

i. Abigail, 4 b. July 27, 1677 ; d. Feb. 20, 1708 ; m. Eliphalet Hall, 

May 30, 1705. He lived at Guilford, and d. 1725. 
ii. Judith, b. Sept. 14, 1679; d. at Durham, March 11, 1715-16; m. 

James Wright, Jr., Dec. 14, 1707. 
iii. Samuel, b. Aug. 21, 1682, of Saybrook; m. March 31, 1710, Han- 
nah Hill, who d. 1776. Their children were : 

1. Jeremiah, 5 b. Sept. 27, 1710. 

2. Jemima, b. Feb. 29, 1713; m. Feb. 22, 1738, Ezra Parmelee. 

3. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1719 ; m. Isaac Kelsey. 
iv. Jonathan, b. April 10, 1685. 

v. Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1687-8. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 18, 1690-1, of Saybrook; d. January, 1755; m. 
April 8, 1725, Temperance Seward. (The attraction the Sewards 
had for the Bushnells is very noticeable). Their children were : 
1. Nathaniel, 5 b. June 27, 1727. 

1899.] Descendants of Francis Bushnell. 211 

2. Temperance, b. 1732; m. Gideon Chalker. 

3. Abigail, b. 1735. 

4. Deborah, b. April 20, 1737. 

The children of Samuel and Priscilla (Pratt) Richardson were : 

vii. Hepzibah, >. . ,„ 17Q1 
viii. Ebenezer, 5 D * Aug * iy ' I7Ui * 
ix. Priscilla, b. Dec. 19, 1703. 
x. Josiah, b. June 9, 1706. 

9. William 8 Bushnell (William* Francis 1 ), of Saybrook, married 
first, Oct. 7, 1675, Rebecca , who died May 14, 1703 ; mar- 
ried second, June 9, 1705, widow Sarah Bull. By his second wife, 
he had no children. 

The children of William and Rebecca Bushnell were : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. March 1, 1693-4; d. young. 

ii. Ephraim, b. Feb. 14, 1695-6; of Saybrook; m. 1st, Nov. 9, 1697, 
Mary Lay or Long; m. 2d, Oct. 16, 1712, Sarah Hill. By his first 
wife, his children were : 

1. Mary, 5 b. Aug. 8, 1698. 

2. Daniel, b. Nov. 8, 1699. 

3. Martha, b. May 16, 1701 ; d. young. 

4. Ephraim, b. Sept. 27, 1702. 

5. Sarah, b. April 21, 1704; d. young. 

6. Jedidiah, b. May 5, 1706; d. young. 
By his second wife, his children were : 

7. Sarah, b. July 26, 1713. 

8. Jedidiah, b. May 23, 1714. 

9. James, b. March 12, 1716. 

10. Martha, b. Aug. 12, 1718. 

11. Anne, b. Oct. 24, 1720; m. Moses Dudley, Dec. 22, 1743. 

12. Thomas, b. Aug. 24, 1722. 

13. Bebecca, b. June 22, 1728. 

iii. William, b. April 3, 1683; d. May 30, 1733; m. April 10, 1701, 
Catharine Jordan, who d. October, 1751. Their children were : 

1. William 5 b. Oct. 26, 1703. 

2. Stephen, b. April 29, 1708 ; d. young. 

3. Nehemiah, b. April 22, 1710. 

4. Lydia, b. July 6, 1712. 

5. Stephen, b. 1714. 

6. Hezekiah, b. 1717. 

7. Gideon, b. 1720. 

iv. Esther, b. Nov. 2, 1683 ; m. Samuel Wilcox, May 14, 1707. 

10. Joseph 3 Bushnell (Richard, 2 Francis 1 ), of Norwich, married Nov. 

28, 1673, Mary Leffingwell, daughter of Thomas. 
Their children were : 

i. Mary, 4 b. March 10, 1675. 
ii. Joseph, b. June 27, 1677. 
iii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 7, 1679; m. 1st, Mary Calkinson, March 2, 

1709-10; m. 2d, in 1731, Mary Bliss, 
iv. Daniel, b. 1681; cl. 1681. 
v. Deborah, b. Sept. 21, 1682. 
vi. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1684. 
vii. Nathan, b. Feb. 12, 1686; m. 1st, Anne Carey, who d. 1714; m. 2d, 

Mehitabel Allyn, and had six children, 
viii. Rebecca, b. March 7, 1688. 
ix. Abigail, b. July 21, 1690. 
x. Rachel, b. Oct. 27, 1692. 
xi. Jerusha, b. Nov. 27, 1695. 

11. Richard 3 Bushnell (Richard, 11 Francis 1 ), of Norwich, married Dec. 

7, 1G72, Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. Thomas Adgate. 

212 Descendants of Francis Bushnell. [April, 

Their children were : 

i. Anne, 4 b. Dec. 4, 1674 ; m. William Hyde. 

ii. Caleb, b. May 26, 1679; m. Jan. 9, 1700, Ann Leffingwell; and d. 
Feb. 18, 1724-5. He lived at Norwich. Their children were: 

1. Anne. 5 

2. Mary , m. Dr. Joseph Perkins, July, 1730. 

3. Elizabeth. 

4. Bichard, b. July 26, 1710. 

5. Abigail. 

6. Zipporah. 

iii. Benajah, b. May 4, 1681, of Norwich; m. 1709, Zerviah Lefflng- 
well. Their children were : 

1. Zerviah. 

2. Benajah, b. March 11, 1715. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1685; m. Jabez Hyde. 

12. Francis 3 Bushnell (Richard, 2 Francis 1 ), of Norwalk and Danbury, 

married Oct. 12, 1675, Hannah Seamour, daughter of Thomas of 

Their children were : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. Aug. 27, 1676 ; m. Rev. Seth Shove of Danbury. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 21, 1679. 
iii. Abigail. 
iv. Lydia, b. 1681, 

v. Mercy, b. 1687; d. Nov. 9, 1767; m. 1st, Jan. 3, 1712, Major John 
Bostwick of New Milford; m. 2d, Capt. James Lockwood of 
vi. Rebecca. 
vii. Judith. 

13. Captain Joshua 4 Bushnell (Joshua, 3 William, 2 Francis 1 ), of Say- 

brook, married first, Jan. 21, 1711-12, Margaret Chapman, who 
died Feb. 14, 1716; married second, Feb. 23, 1717-18, Elizabeth 
Hawley ; married third, Lydia Lynde. 

The child of Joshua and Margaret (Chapman) Bushnell was : 

i. Mary, 6 b. Aug. 27, 1714. 

The children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Hawley) Bushnell were : 

ii. Phineas, b. Aug. 23, 1718. 
iii. Hawley, b. 1720. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. June 24, 1724; m. May 2, 1747, David Seward of 

Guilford. Their descendant, Rachel Stone Seward, m. R. D. 

Smyth. (See N.-E. Hist. Gen. Reg. for-July, 1898). 

The child of Joshua and Lydia (Lynde) Bushnell was : 
v. Lucy, d. Oct. 8, 1743 ; m. Feb. 20, 1770, Samuel Hart. 


To the Editor of the Begister : 
I thank you for the opportunity to examine the very complete notes on the 
BushneU Family, which reply to the Queries submitted by me in the October 
Register. They are much more full than anything hitherto printed, but I regret 
that the authority for the statements made is not cited, since they differ so 
widely from the data given by Savage, Hinman, Miss Caulkins and others, that 
it would be more satisfactory to know their foundation, especially as they pro- 
bably contain the matured opinions of the author — his latest conclusions. 

It is admitted by most, I think, that Dea. Francis Bushnell was the son of 
the first Francis, of Guilford, Ct. ; but in following the statements as to his 
age at death (4 Dec, 1081), given by Savage as 81, and Chesebrough (Anni- 
versary of the First Church, Old Saybrook, p. 75) as 82, it would seem that all 

1899.] Descendants of Francis Bushnell, 213 

have been led astray. They would make the second Francis born in 1600, 
whereas Mr. Smyth says he was born in 1609, agreeing with Hinman. If this 
be true, Savage's second and third Francis are the same person. The six 
named Francis, whom, from the various statements, we seem to find, as my 
query showed, are thus disposed of: — 1 is the original settler; 2, 3 and 4 are 
identical, the son of 1 ; 5 was not the son of John, as Chesebrough (p. 74) says, 
but his nephew, and 6 was not the son of William, as stated by Hinman and 
others, but of Richard, who married Mary Marvin, and was a twin brother of 
their daughter Mary — and hence a Francis hitherto unknown to Savage, Wal- 
worth (in Hyde), Miss Caulkins, who quotes the record (Hist. Norwich, p. 
214), Hinman, or any other writer to my knowledge. The Francis son of 
William (b. 6 Jan., 1649-50 according to Hinman, who assigns him to Lieut. 
William, and Savage, who however assigns him to another William), Mr. 
Smyth not only says died young, but further tells us it was not this Francis but 
a Francis, son of Richard, who married Hannah, daughter of Thomas [and 
Hannah Marvin] Seymour [see Hinman, p. 446, and Chapman, p. 30]. 

Mr. Smyth says that Joshua, son of William, married Mary, daughter of 
Richard and Mary Seymour; Chapman, p. 29, says it was Mary, not identifying 
her further; I have found it stated that Joshua's wife was Hannah's sister 
Mary, considering Joshua and William to be not cousins but brothers, and 
sons of William — two brothers marrying two sisters, — but I cannot now recall 
my authority. 

Lieut. William, according to Chesebrough, p. 75, d. 11 August, 1684, but 
Smyth says this was another William, viz. the son of John, who died at that 
time, and gives Lieut. William's death as 12 Nov., 1683, as does Savage: and 
he further gives to Lieut. William not only the four children, William, Abigail, 
Judith and Lydia, who are assigned him by Savage, but also the nine children, 
some of them bearing the same names [ten in all], given by Savage to his first 
William, son of John. 

Mr. Smyth makes " John the glazier, of Boston," a son of the first Francis, 
hence a brother of Dea. Francis, William, etc. He calls Lieut. William "of 
Saybrook," but does not give the date of his appearance there, which is proba- 
bly unknown. John of Saybrook was there early; it is needless to say that he 
could not have been the glazier of Boston, who is too closely connected with 
Boston by record to be confused with the Saybrook John, neither could he have 
been the son of the glazier, for he was not born until 1660. Mr. Smyth makes 
the first Saybrook John the son of Dea. Francis, while others have claimed, 
and cited Saybrook Records to prove it, that the father of the first John of 
Saybrook was a John of Boston. I content myself with stating the disagree- 
ments, and Ira BushnelPs story in Hinman increases the confusion. I only say 
further that if we accept Mr. Smyth's version, it follows that William and 
Richard were not the brothers but the uncles of the first Saybrook John, which 
contradicts Chesebrough, and if true, overthrows the theory suggested by me, 
based on Chesebrough's statement. I have no objection to this, having dis- 
tinctly stated that I only offered a conjecture to reconcile conflicting state- 
ments, and was seeking light. But as no authorities are cited by either party, 
in view of these various contradictious, we may be justified in suspending 
judgment as to which is to be finally accepted until we know the evidence. I 
might point out several other discrepancies, as, for example, the elate of death 
of Marcie, daughter of Francis of Danbury, given by Hinman, p. 446, as 5 
November, 1767, and by Smyth as 9 November, 1767, but I forbear. Others 
still may be discovered by comparing Smyth with Selleck's lively history of 
Norwalk, a portion of which has recently been published, and also by a refer- 
ence to my previous paper. 

If the tombstone date of 1600 for Dea. Francis's birth is to be rejected, and 
he was born in 1609, as Mr. Smyth and Hinman agree, the case is simplified, for 
the Deacon seems to have been the eldest son ; and a reduction of his age by 
nine years brings forward the dates of birth of his younger brothers, none of 
which, except John's, if he be a brother, are certainly known. 

My object is not to contest Mr. Smyth's statements, but merely to point out 
the wide differences between them and those previously printed, confessing my 
inability to decide which to accept without further evidence. It would be dif- 
ficult to find a family in which the dates, etc., assigned, are more conflicting, 
but it is evident that the remarkable discrepancies are largely due to the iden- 
tity of names and the close correspondence of ages in the different branches. 

214 Adams Pedigree. [April? 

Passing from these, I will make one or two corrections and supply some 
additional facts, for which I will give my authority. Mr. Smyth says: 
"Matthew Marvin in his Will in 1673, gives £10 each to his grandsons 
Richard and Francis Bushnell." This is an error. By a copy of this Will in 
my possession, attested by the late Judge Blakeman as taken from the original 
record at Fairfield, Matthew gives £10 "to my grancl-childe, Richard Bush- 
nell " ; but he bequeaths to " Francis Bushnell of Norwalk, four acres of land " ; 
no money and no relationship is mentioned. One of Matthew's grand-daughters 
had married a Francis Bushnell, but whether Francis was Matthew's grandson 
through his daughter Mary remains to be proved ; the Will does not enlighten 

He gives the birth of Mary Marvin, wife of Richard Bushnell, as 1629 ; I 
have lately found by the Parish Register of the church in England where she 
was baptized, that she was christened 16 December, 1628. Mr. Smyth re- 
marks that Mary's daughter was called Maria instead of Marcie, in my father's 
article in the Register, vol. xvi ; which is true, but Savage, who I am told 
obtained a great part of his Bushnell notes from Mr. Smyth himself, and Wal- 
worth (in Hyde, p. 7) call her Maria also. Miss Caulkins, History of Norwich, 
p. 214, has Marcie, and that is very probably the true reading. It looks like 
Nancie on Fairfield Probate Records. 

Whether Richard was contemplating a removal to Norwalk just before he 
died, we do not certainly know ; probably he was, for he had a £200 lot granted 
him there — date not given by Hall — but Miss Caulkins, p. 213, would make -the 
date about 1656. This lot was near that of his father-in-law, Matthew Marvin, 
as described in Hall's Norwalk, p. 27. Richard's son Richard was at Lebanon, 
Ct., 2 June, 1699, where he received 100 acres of land " on the hill above 
Edward Culver's house," because " he had been at considerable charge with 
the four proprietors, in setting up of the said place." This was not a home 
lot. See " Early Lebanon," p. 149. 

The younger Francis moved from Norwalk to Danbury soon after the 
birth of his second daughter; Dr. Thomas Robbins, in his Centennial Sermon, 
1801, says that of the houses erected by the original settlers, Francis lived in 
the second house on the west side, beginning at the south. Mr. Smyth does 
not give the date of his death, but his Will is on record at Fairfield, where I 
saw the Inventory, which is dated October, 1697, and amounts to £248, 7. 6, 
and after the debts were paid, to £223. 16. 0. I have notes concerning his 
family, but will only mention further that several of the daughters attained a 
great age — in 1764, Marcie, then 77, had four sisters living, aged respectively, 
81, 84, 86 and 87. Wm. T. R. Marvin. 


By James Atkins Noyes, Ph.B., A.B., Cambridge, Mass. 

Roger 1 Adams married Mary Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker of 
Roxbury, Mass., and Elizabeth his first wife. She was baptized 11 Sep- 
tember, 1653, at Roxbury, and died 28 June, 1710 (Brookline, Mass., 
parish record). He died 2 March, 1714 (Boston record). His will made 
14 December, 1713, proved 10 March, 1714. Inventorv of estate was 

Roger Adams removed to Brookline, Mass., where he was surveyor 8 
March, 1685-6, tithingman 29 March, 1686, constable 24 June, 1689, 
fence-viewer 4 March, 1694-5, selectman 1697, and assessor 4 March, 1705. 

Children, born in Roxbury : 

i. Thomas, 2 b. 19 Oct., 1675; d. soon. 
2. ii. Joseph, b. 13 Oct., 1676; m. Ruth Whitney. 

iii. Marya (Mary), b. 22 May, 1678; m. 12 June, 1712-3 by Judge 
Sewall to James Shedd of Brookline. 

1899.] Adams Pedigree. 215 

iv. Sarah, b. 15 Mar., 1679; m. 26 May, 1713, Henry Smith. 

v. Roger, b. 3 July, 1681 ; d. 21 July, 1709, at Brookliue. 

vi. Abigail, b. 10 Apr., 1683; m. John Robbins. 
vii. Daniel, b. 6 Nov., 1684. 
viii. Hannah, b. 7 Apr., 1688; d. soon. 

2. Joseph 2 Adams (Roger 1 ), son of Roger 1 and Mary, was born 13 Oc- 

tober, 1676, at Roxbury. He married, 22 April, 1701, Ruth Whit- 
ney, daughter of John Whitney and Elizabeth Harris of Roxbury. 
She was born 31 August, 1674, baptized 6 September at Roxbury, 
and died 19 November, 1762, at Brooklr- > He was surveyor of 
Brookline 27 April, 1708, constable 3 March, 1712, tithingman 8 
May, 1722, and grand- jury man June, 1726. 
Child, born in Brookline : 

3. i. Joseph, 3 b. 1717 ; m. Mercy Fowle. 

3. Joseph 8 Adams (Joseph? Roger 1 ), son of Joseph 2 and Ruth, was born 

in 1717 at Brookline. He married, 2 April, 1740, at Newton, 
Mass., Mercy Fowle, daughter of Edmund Fowle and Mercy his 
wife of Newton (town record). She was born in 1721 and died in 
1782. He removed to Newton in 1750 and bought a house with 
fifty-three acres of land around it. The house is still standing on 
what is now Watertown Street, Newton, a photograph of which, 
made in 1887, is given herewith. Joseph 8 Adams was one of the 
twelve founders of the Second Congregational Church in Newton, 
21 October, 1781. He died in 1799. 

Children, all except Mary born at Newton (tqwn record) : 

i. Mary, 4 bapt. 29 June, 1749, in First Parish Church at Brookline 

(church record), 
ii. Joseph, b. 3 June, 1751; m. 1st, 1 June, 1775, Lydia Meade; 2d, 
25 Nov., 1782, at Newton, Thankful Spring, widow of Samuel 
Spring and daughter of Philip and Sarah Norcross, b. 23 Aug., 
1726, at Newton, and d. 1 May, 1801, at Newton. He m. 3d, 3 
Dec, 1801, at Newton, Lois White, who was b. 5 Apr., 1752, at 
Newton, and d. in 1835. He was chosen deacon of the Second 
Congregational Church in Newton 22 Dec, 1806, and d. 24 Apr., 
1813, at Newton. 

4. iii. Roger, b. 27 May, 1753; m. 1st, Hepseybeth Russell, and 2d, a 

iv. Rebecca, b. 29 June, 1755; m. 5 Oct., 1774, James Downing of 

Watertown, Mass. 
v. Smith, b. 13 Mar., 1757; m. 1st, 10 Sept., 1779, Lucy Warren, 

daughter of Samuel Warren and Abigail Wing of Watertown. 

She was bapt. 25 May, 1760. He m. 2d, 5 May, 1812, Susanna 

Rice. His house is still standing near that of his father, 
vi. Mercy, b. 12 Nov., 1759. 
vii. Sarah, b. 18 Oct., 1761. 
viii. Mercy (Marcy), b. 9 Aug., 1765. 

4. Roger 4 Adams (Joseph? Joseph? Roger 1 ), son of Joseph 8 and Mercy, 

was born 27 May, 1753, at Newton. He married 1st, 9 November, 
1777, Hepseybeth Russell, daughter of Daniel Russell and Hannah 
Robbins of Menotomy (set off from Cambridge, Mass., 1732, called 
West Cambridge 1807 and Arlington 18 07). She was born 27 
April, 1755, baptized 25 May at Menotomy, and died 5 January, 
1805, at Newton, buried now in Walnut Street cemetery. Roger 4 
Adams was a private in Captain Ainariah Fuller's company, Colonel 
Thomas Gardner's regiment, 19 April, 1775, and private in Captain 

216 Adams Pedigree. [April, 

Edward Fuller's company, Colonel Thatcher's regiment, 2 Septem- 
ber, I77. s . Later he wbs a lieutenant in the militia. He and his 
wife Hepseybeth were made members of the Second Congregational 
Church in Newton L9 July, L795. Be lived with his father after 
his marriage and all his children were born in the old house, wh 

he reBided till his death in L811. 1 1 « - married 2d a Fillebrovvn, 
and died lu April, 1811, at Newton, buried now in Walnut St, 
cemetery, Newton, in Jot of his daughter H< : u \ Noyes, having b 
removed from the old cemetery at West Newton, 

Children, all by 1st wife and born in Newton (town record) : 

i. Isaac. 5 b. 1778; bapt. 17 Dec, 1780; m. 2 Sept.. 1806, Edith Win- 
ship, daughter of Stephen Winship and Edith Merrlam of Lexing- 
ton, Ma--. She Mas b. 10 Jan., 17s'.), and d. 11 Nov., 1871. He 
died is Nov., 1841. They lived in Boston. 
ii. MARY, b. 20 June, 1780; bapt. 17 Dec., 1780; m. 5 Jan., 1798, Enoch 
Patterson, son of David Patterson and Beulah Clark of Framing- 
ham, Mass. lie was I). 30 Sept., 1772, and d. in Dedham, M 
17 Mar., 1858. She d. 10 May. 1858. They are buried in Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 

Hi . Hepseybeth, b. 20 Oct. 1781; m. 2 Apr., 1807, Joseph Faxon, son 
of James Faxon and Mary Field of Braintree, Mass. He Mas b. 
21 Jan., 1779, at Braintree, and d. 22 June, L865. She d. 13 Mar., 
1853. They lived in Quincy, Newton and Watertown. M 

iv. MERCY (Marcy), b. 27 Mar., 17^3; bapt. 6 Apr.. 1783; m. 5 Nov., 
L806, John Blanchard. He was b. 23 Mar., 1783, at East Stongh- 
ton, Mass., and d. 2G Nov., 1812. She d. 11 Dec, 1862. They 
lived in Boston, 
v. ROGER, b. 12 June, 1785; m. 1st, Mary Weir of Boston; m. 2d. 14 
Oct., 1805, Mary Russell of Cambridge, Mass. He d. about 1819. 

vi. HANNAH, b. 28 Jan., 1787; m. 27 July, 1808, Joseph Wyman of 

Med ford, Mass. 
vii. BETSEY, b. 13 Nov., 1788, bapt. 23d; m. 3 Oct., 1811, at Boston, by 
Rev. Charles Lowell of the West Church, to Samuel Noyes, 
of Moses Noyes of Newbury and Wilmington, Mass.. and Wind- 
ham. N. BE., and his 2d wife, Phebe Richardson of Billerica, V 
He was born 15 Oct., 1782 (bible record made by himself . and 
d. :;i Mar., 1833, at Boston. They lived in Boston, she d. 31 
Jan., 1881, at Brooklyn, N. Y. They are buried in Walnut Street 
Cemetery, Newton, Mass. 

viii. Martha (Patty), i>. 14 Oct., 1790; m. 18 Feb., 1811, William Faxon, 

son of James Faxon ami Mary Field of Braintree, Mass. He 
was b. Feb., 1781-5, at Braintree, and d. 25 Dee., 1838. 3he d. 
3] May. L840. They lived iu Bostou. 
ix. Walter, m. a Rice. 

Eeferences to authorities. — New-Eng. Hist, and Gen. R gister, rol. 5. p. . 
vol. 11, pp. 118, 117,225; vol. 12, p. 21."); vol. ;>;;. page 35. Reports of the 
ird Commissioners of Boston, i>i Report, p. 128; 6th Report, pp. 
97, 12U. Muddy River and Brookline records (1634 to L838 , pp. 
61, 86, 92, :>!. '.'7. 121. L29. Ellis's Roxbury, p. 91. A.mer. Quart. 1; 
pp. 17. 54. Savage's Gen. Diet., vol. 1, pp. 15. 99; vol. 2. pp, 221. 363; vol. 4, 
p. 580. Bond's Watertown, pp. 621, 643, 964. .)>>lm Pierce's Brookline Chu 

. ,-p. . 

Cutter'a Arlington, pp. 189, 293. Robert Hani- Gen. by L. M. Harris. John 
and Elinor Whitney by W. L. Whitney, p. it:. Hist. Second Congregatloual 
Church in New ion. Paige's Cambridge, p. 649. Wyman'a Charlestown, p. - 
Rolls at State Hou ton, vol. 12, p. 57; rol. 19, p. 46. 

1899.] First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut. 217 


By a I) \nt. 

Governor Willys was twice married. His first wife was Bridget 
Young, a daughter of William Young and Mary Bonner who was 
» daughter of Anthony Bonner of Camden, Co. Gloucester. These 
facts are given in the Willis Pedigree in the K Visitation of War- 
wickshire, " 1619, and in the Young Pedigree in the "Visitation 
Shropshire," 1(323 (Harleian Soc. Pubs., Vol. 10, p. 310; 29, p. 
M7). It will be seen in the will of Anthony Bonner hereafter 
given, that he calls William Young his son-in-law, which is evi- 
dence that the Visitation gives that marriage correctly, and the mar- 
riage of Governor Willys with Bridget Young is also confirmed by 
tact- recently found and presently to he mentioned. 

William Young lived in Kenton or Caynton, Shropshire. The 
family was one of prominence and influence, and bore for 
Arms — Or three roses gules. 
Crest — A Wolf passant sable. 
His father .John Young is described as of Kenton and Tyberton, 
('<>. Salop, places near Newport, one of the market towns of the 
county. IIi> grandfather Francis Young of Kenton married Anna, 
daughter of Richard Charleton of Apley, Co. Salop. The 
Charletone were an ancient and well known family of Shropshire. 
Hifl great-grandfather William Young of Kenton, sheriff in 1492, 
rried Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Eyton of Eyton, Co. 
p, knight. This Nicholas Eyton was sheriff in 1440 and 1449. 
Hie wife was Katharine, daughter of John Talbot, Earl of Salop. 
Tn-c of sheriff — an office of great antiquity — was one of trust 
! authority. Sheriffs were generally appointed by the king, and 
in early time- the government (in some sort) of the county v. 
omitted to them. It was provided by parliament that no person 
ild be sheriff unless he had sufficient land in the same county 
where he was sheriff, whereof to answer the king and his people 
in case any person should complain against him. Bridget's father 
William Young was Sheriff of Salop or Shropshire in L548. 
The learned editors of tic "Visitation <»t* Shropshire" stal • tint 
a li-t of Banners temp Henry V 1 1 1 (Coll. Top. el Gen. Ill, 
Is that of W illiam Young being 'white charged with two ros< 8, 
les ; the device a wolf, -able, the dexter fore pa^i resting on 
lan's head couped, proper, crowned or, Lying at the foot of a b 
'. fructed, or,' evidently alluding to the legend of St, Edmund, 
Kini: and Martyr. Th^ Banner it doubtless that of William Young, 
ol Salop, 1548." 
William 5 was twice married. H wife was Anna, 

ter of William Sm-ad of llraduell, ('■». Stafford, by whom 
vol. LIU. 14 

B18 First Wif of Gov, Willys of Connecticut* [April, 

be had five Bona and six daughters. Bis son William was the 

only <>nr el' hie Bons who left issue. He married SusannaJ 
daughter of Robert Corbet of Stan warden. This Robert, accord 
ing to the "Visitation of Shropshire," was descended from Robert 
Corbet, who witnessed the charter of Henry I. to the Abbey 
of Shrewsbury, 11-1. William Young's >nd wife was Mary 
Bonner, by whom he had a daughter Bridget, who was the first 
wife of ( rovernor Willys. 

Anthony Bonner, the grandfather of Bridget 5Toung, lived in 
Camden, Co. Gloucester. He was a gentleman of large property 
in lands and money. His will is dated 1571* and was proved 
in lo t s(). In it he names his wife Bridget; sons Anthony and 
George; daughters Anne, Johan and Elizabeth; son-in-law Wil- 
liam Young; brother-in-law Mr. George Savage, Gierke; cousins 
William Foskin and Thomas Duffield; Mr. Roger Brasegirdle, 
bachelor of physick, one of the overseers. There is no bequest to 
his daughter Mary, doubtless because she had received her portion 
at her marriage. Her name does not appear in his will except as 
one of the witnesses. He gives to each of his three unmarried 
daughters two hundred pounds "towards their advancement in mar- 
riage," and two hundred pounds was *a good round sum w in "those 
golden days of good Queen Bess." If any of his daughters "be will; 
to be in service " they are to have an annual allowance of six poun 
thirteen shillings and four pence for "their better maintenance. 1 ' 
To be in service did not imply inferior condition, so much as obligation 
to learn. It was considered in those times a proper method of edu- 
cation for gentlemen to place their daughters in the families of 
ladies of rank for the purpose of having them instructed. There 
are instances of this method of education in the "Paston Letters.1 

It is supposed that George Willys, son of the Governor, was 
born in 1611, because in the c ' Visitation of Warwickshire" he is said 
to have been eight years old in 1619. 

The first certain knowledge we have of Bridget Young is that 
she was living in 1608. That is the date of the will of Thomas 
Combe the cider of Old Stratford. An abstract of the will may be 

d in the Register, vol. 51, page 252. In it he calls her 
daughter-in-law, and makes a bequest for her maintenance ; but she 
did not marry either of his sons. He undoubtedly meant that she 
was bis at p daughter. In 1608 she was unmarried and living in 
Stratford. This will is of great value It suggested the proba- 
bility that Bridget Young was married at Stratford, and that I 

rriage was alter 1 608, the date of this will, and also before L611, 
the year George Willys the younger was born. 

It was gratifying then to find recorded in the register of Holy 

Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon the following marriage: 

" l«;<»;i Nov. 2, G Wills to Brigetf Von-- gen" 

and the identity of the persons is not affected by the spelling in the 
elnirch res 

1899.] First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut. 219 

Governor Willys's second wife was Mary Smith, widow of Alex- 
ander Bysbie and daughter of Francis and Alice Smith of Strot- 
ford-on-Avon. Although the precise date of this marriage is not 
known, \ i t ir lias been approximately determined by the following 
burial and baptism. A year or two ago Miss Talcott of Hartford, 
a descendant of Governor Willys, found among the burials in the 
parish register of Fenny Compton, this entry: 

"Bridget, wife of George Willys, Gent, was buried at Fenny Compton, 
March 11. 1621 

Nearly fifty years ago the late Mr. Horatio G. Somerby of Bos- 
ton transcribed the following baptism from the parish register of 
of Fenny ( 'uinpton : 

•• Baptised 1631 February, Samuel son of George Willys, Gent, and 
Mary his second wife." 

Evidently the second marriage was between the burial March, 
1629, and the baptism February, 1631. Before these facts were 
found and brought together our authority for the marriage of Gov- 
ernor Willys and Bridget Young rested entirely on the pedigree in 
the " Visitation of Warwickshire." It can now be regarded as a fact 
blished by good and sufficient evidence. This satisfactory result 
would not have been obtained without the aid of Mr. Waters's 
" I rleanings in England." 

George Willys and his sisters Hester and Amy were children 
of Governor Willys and Bridget Young. George Willys, the 
Jrounger, did not come to New England, but remained in the ances- 
tral home and became Lord of the Manor of Fenny Compton. 
This manor is one of great antiquity. Dugdale in his "History and 
Antiquities of Warwick-hire," page 406, gives an abstract of its 
title, with the names of its successive owners from the Earl of Mel- 
lent in the Conqueror's time to 22 Henry VIII. (1531) "when a 
line was levied thereof betwixt Richard Willy-, Gentleman, plain- 
tiff: and Margery Bellingham, widow, deforciant, 

from which Richard is descended George Willys now Lord thereof, 
an seul, L640." 

The family mime of the wife of George Willys, the younger, is 
not known, but the record of the burial of their children in the 
parish register of Fenny Compton gives Susannah as her baptismal 

Dame. Gov. Willy- and wife Mary, with their only child Samuel, 

a boy six or seven years "hi. and bis half sisters Hester and Amy, 
came to Hartford in L638. He was a rich man. Two years before 

he had senl over his Steward IVltfa twenty men to build tor him a house 

and prepare everything tor hi- coming. I )n hi- home lot -i I the 

fanoii- ( 'harter ( )ak. 

Hester Willys married Capt. Robert Harding, and as her name 
is mentioned first in her father'- will, it i- inferred] thai she was the 
older of the two sisters. 


First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut, [April, 

Amy Willis married, in 1645, Major John Pynchon, of Spring- 
field, n a man distinguished in peace and in war ; the greater part 
of whose life was occupied in the public service, and who was loved, 
honored and revered in all the complications of a long, laborious 
and useful life." Their son John Pynchon married Margaret Hub- 
bard. She was a daughter of Rev. William Hubbard, the histo- 
rian, and Mary Rogers, who was a daughter of Rev. -Nathaniel 
Rogers and Margaret Crane. Mrs. Amy Willys Pynchon died 
January 9th, 1698-9, aged 74, and therefore born in 1624—5, so 
that she was about five years old in 1629 when her mother died. 

As has been said, Thomas Combe the elder calls Bridget Young 
his daughter-in-law, meaning his step daughter. The inference is 
that she was the daughter of his wife by her former husband, who 
was William Young. His will has not yet been found and the date 
of his decease is unknown. George Willys the younger, in a let- 
ter written in 1639 to some one in Hartford, speaks of the death 
of a cousin Ann Combes (Reg. 51, p. 109). Thomas Combe the 
younger, in his will 1656, calls Anthony Bonner his cousin, and 
also calls George Willys the younger his faithful loving kinsman 
(Reg. 51, p. 106). The families of Combe and Bonner, and also 
of Combe and Willys, were therefore in some way related or con- 

It is gratifying to discover the English homes of our ancestors. 
Stratford-on-Avon is about fifteen miles distant from Fenny Conip- 
ton, and to George Willys it was a familiar place, for both of his 
wives lived there. Some of the descendants in this country, of 
Bridget Young, will notice with interest that she lived for a time at 
least, in Stratford, in the home of her step father, Thomas Combe 
the elder, who was a friend of Shakespeare, for in Shakespeare's 
will there is this bequest : 

" To Mr. Thomas Combe my sword." 

As Thomas Combe the elder died in 1608 before Shakespeare 
made his will, this bequest was probably to his son Thomas Combe 
the younger, who was about twenty-five years old in 1616 when 
Shakespeare died. Further to show the friendship between Shake- 
speare and the Combe family, John Combe, brother of Thomas 
Combe the elder, gives in his will, proved in 1615, five pounds to 
Mr. William Shakespeare. 

" After Shakespeare had obtained a competency the object of his 
life appears to have been to return to Stratford, and take a position 
as a gentleman of consideration." He had bought land there from 
time to time. In 1597 he bought " New place." His purchase 
of 107 acres was made of William and John Combe in 1602, and 
in the early part of 1610 he bought of them 20 acres more. A 
few years before his death he retired from the theatre in London 
and returned to his home in Stratford, and there he died April 23, 

1899.] First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut. 221 

It is not expected to find positive evidence that Shakespeare was 
present in Stratford Church at the marriage of George Willys and 
Bridget Young, but it may be interesting to notice the circumstances 
that seem to make it possible. A village wedding in England is 
thus described in the "Pictorial History of England." 

" An English wedding at this time (temp. Elizabeth, 1558-1603) was a 
joyous public festival ; all the friends and kindred assembled to make 

merry and among other festivities a gay procession was 

generally held, in which the bride in her best dress and ornaments, was 
led to church between two boys wearing bride-laces and rosemary tied 
about their silken sleeves ; and before her was carried a fair bride-cup of 
silver, filled with wine in which was a large branch of rosemary gilded and 
hung about with silken ribbons of all colors. Musicians came next, and 
then a troop of maidens, some bearing great bride-cakes, and others gar- 
lands of wheat finely gilded ; and thus they marched onward to church 
amid the shouts and benedictions of the spectators." 

It may be supposed that there was no small stir in old Stratford, 
as George Willys with his friends and his followers rode into the 
village on that November morning. Stratford, where he had large 
property interests, was the permanent home of Shakespeare and of 
his family. Bridget Young was married there from the home of 
her mother, who was then the widow of Thomas Combe the elder. 
The family of the bride and that of the groom were wealthy and of 
such standing and position in the county as to give great interest to 
the occasion. The Combes were Shakespeare's friends, and as he 
made two or three visits each year to Stratford and certainly was 
very fond of merry-making, it seems probable that he would have 
timed one of these visits so as to have been with the throng that 
lined the highway as this bridal procession passed, and to have joined 
in the cheers and benedictions which greeted George Willys (then 
just coming of age) and his youthful bride. 

It may be added that J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, who with patient 
hand and loving eye traces Shakespeare year by year from the cradle 
to the grave, finds no incidents in his life during 1609 inconsistent 
with his being then in Stratford, but thinks it probable that it was 
in this year that he was preparing to commence proceedings in 
Chancery to determine his rights as a partial owner in the Strat- 
ford tithes — a matter very likely to bring him more than once to 
Stratford — nearly forty of the inhabitants being made defendants 
in the Bill of Complaint. 

Bridget's mother, Mary Bonner, who married first William Youn^, 
and second Thomas Combe the elder, died at Stratford, April, 
1*517. Her burial is thus recorded in the register of Holy Trinity 
Church : 

"1617 Aprill 5. Mrs. Mary Combs gent. Wid." 

The provisions in the will of Thomas Combe the elder, relating 
to Bridget Young, and which do not happen to be in Mr. Waters's 


First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut, [April, 

abstract, are as follows, and sustain the theory that she was his step 
daughter and not his daughter-in-law. 

u And to my daughter in law Brigett Younge the yearly rent of six 
pounds, thirteen shillings, fouer pence, to be payedfSfe her yearly for her 
maintenance until the portion to her hereafter in this my will to her 
bequeathed, shall be payed her, or ought by my meaning hereafter ex- 
pressed, to be paid her, if the estate in the said Rectory or parsonage shall 
so long continue undetermined." 

" Item. I will, give and bequeath unto my said daughter in law Brigett 
Younge in satisfaction of all demands to be made by her, or any other for 
her, or to her use for or by reason of any bond, heretofore made by me, or 
otherwise howsoever and of my bounty to her, for her well deserving at 
my hands, the sum of two hundred and fiftie pounds to be payed unto her 
in manner following, and upon the condition hereafter expressed, namely, 
one hundred pounds thereof to be paid within one year after my decease 
and the other hundred and fifty pounds residue, within one year after the 
marriage of the said Brigett, and in the meanwhile the same hundred and 
fiftie pounds to be lett fourth for the better mayntenance of the said 

" And my further meaning is, that if my said daughter in law shall hap- 
pen to depart this life before marriage, then I will the same Legacy as 
touching the said hundred and fifty pounds shall cease, determine, and be 
void as to her, and shall be and go unto my said two daughters Mary and 
Joyce to be equally divided between them. 

" Provided and upon condition, bee the aforesaid legacies and bequests 
(to) my said wife and my said daughter Brigett. 

" That if all the bonds by me at any time heretofore made, to or for, the 
benefit, use, or behoof, of them, or either of them be not delivered up to 
my executors to be cancelled within one month after my decease, that these 
the several legacies by me to them before bequeathed, and my bequest to 
them hereby made, shall be utterly frustrate and void to all intents and 
purposes (anything in my will contained to the contrary notwithstanding). * 

The wills of Combe and Anthony Bonner, the Combe and Willys 
pedigrees in the " Visitation of Warwickshire," suggest the follow- 
ing tabular pedigree : 

Anthony Bonner=Bridget [Savage?] 
of Camden, co. Glouc. 
Will dated 1579, 
proved 1580. 


I I I I 


Mary Savage=Thos. Combe=Mary Bonner=Wm. Young=Anna 

Visitation of 

1st wife. 

(will 1608) 

of Stratford 

on Avon. 

ob. 1617. 

I I 
Anthony Bonner. 
Thomas" Bonner. 

William Combe. 
Thomas Combe 

(will 1656) 

legatee of 



I I 



| 1609 1630? 

Bridget Young=George Wilh>— .Mary Smith, 2d ux, 

1st wile, 
ob. 1629. 

ell. Moll <>, 
1644-5, a3. 55. 

I I I 
< teorge Wiilys= Susannah. 
Hester Wllly8=Capt. Kobt. Harding. 
Amy Willys— Mnj. .John Pynchon. 

Snmiui Willvs= 
bap, 16&1. 

widow Alex. 
Bysbie and dau. of 
Francis Smith. 

Kuth Bayn< s.dau. 
. Gov. Haynes. 

1899.] First Wife of Gov. Willys of Connecticut. 223 

Will of Anthony Bonner. 

The 16th of November in the 21st Elizabeth, 1579, I, Anthonie Bon- 
ner of Camden, Co. Gloucester, gent. Body to be buried in church of 
Camden. Item I give to the reparacion of said church 20/s. To the 
Mother Church of Sarum 12 d . To the reparacion of the church of Alce- 
ter 10/s. To William Kerne "sometimes my servante " 20/s. To Anne 
Bonner my eldest daughter " towards her advancement in marriage" 200 
pounds. To Johan Bonner another of my daughters 200 pounds. To 
Elizabeth Bonner my youngest daughter 200 pounds. In event of death 
of any one of these before marriage her portion to go to surviving sisters. 
Should they all die before marriage their portions to go to Anthonie and 
George my sonnes equally. My daughters to be maintained by my Extrix. 
but if any of them be willing to be in service then " for her better mayn- 
tenance " each to be allowed £6. 13s. 4d. per ann. Should any of my daugh- 
ters remain unmarried, after my debts and legacies are paid, such daughter 
to be paid 20 pounds per ann. To Anthonie Bonner my eldest son and 
his heirs for ever all my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, etc. 
in the town of Camden aforesaid, Barington and Westonton in parish of 
Camden and Norton in parish of Weston subedge in Co. Gloucester. To 
George Bonner my youngest son and to his heirs male all my lands, tene- 
ments, hereditaments, etc., lying in the Town feildes and enclosures of 
Ullington and Pebworth in parish of Pebworth Co. Gloucester. In event 
of death of said George without heirs, to revert to heirs male of said 
Anthony. But if said George have female issue, and said Anthony shall 
want male issue, then said lands bequeathed to George to remain to his 
issue female. In event of failure of heirs of said Anthonie and George 
then all lands, etc., to remayne to the right heires of me Antonie Bonner. 

To Bridgett my wife the use and disposition of my leases of Bickmarshe 
and Norton — of certain woodes called farmes — lease of my nowe dwelling 
house in Camden and in the towne and feildes of Camden, Burington and 
Westonton. Also all stock of cattle and lands and tenements within 
Ullington and Pebworth. Also use and occupation of all my lands, tene- 
ments, etc., in towne and feildes of Camden, Burington and Westonton so 
long as said Bridgett continues unmarried, for payment of portions and 
des, etc. 

And my will is that said Bridgett within three months of my decease 
shall enter into bondes in suche sums of money as to my sonne in lawe 
William Younge, Esquire, George Savage, Clearke, William Foskin Es- 
quire, and Thomas Duffeilde or two of them consenting shall be thought 
meet, that all matters shall be done in accordance with my will and that 
said leases, etc. shall not be in any way alienated but shall come to said 
Anthonie and George if they or one of them be 21. And that said IJondes 
charge her with the bringing up of my sons and daughters. And that she 
be accomptable yearly for 100 pounds towards payment of my daughters 
cies and bequests. Should my said wile marry, then said William 
Qg, Esq.. Mr. George Savage, Gierke, William Foskin, Esq., and Thos. 
Duffeilde or survivors of them shall stand possessed of all my Leases and 
stocks of cattell so devised. And to take nil lands, tenements, stocks, etc., 
in Camben, Burington and Westington, Ulington and Pebworth in per- 
forming my will, paying debts, bringing up my children and giving mar- 
riage portions, etc. until said Anthony and George come of age. 

224 J let try Thayer Drowne. [April, 

To each of the Trustees named 5 pounds yearly. If my said wife BrioV 

gett marry again Bhe to have and take the third part cf all my goods, 
household Btuffe, etc. together with her third oi all my Lands and tenemei 
whatsoever for her dowry "according to the custom of England." All 
residue to Bridget! my wife. Mv wife to be sole Extrix. 

I make my Bonne in lawe William Young, Esq., George Savage, Clerke, 
my brother in Lawe; William Foskin, Esq. and Thomas Duffeilde my 
cozens, overseers of this my last will. To each of them 5 markes. Any 
ambignitie or controversy to be settled by my overseers, and Mr. \l 
Brasegirdle, Bach r . of Phisike, three or twoe of them, my cozen Thos. 
Duffeilde to be one or Roger Brasegirdle. 

By me, Antiionie Bonner. 

Witnesses: Bridgett Bonner, Roger Brasegirdle, batchelor of Phisike, 
Thomas DniTeilde, the writer, Marie Younge, Will Harborne, Richard 
Bonner, "William Keme, John Pratt, Antonie Bonner. 

Proved 2 Nov., 1580, by oath of Bridgett, relict. 

" Arundell," 43. 


By Henry K. Drowne. 

Henry Thayer Drowne, son of Henry Bernardin and Julia Ann 
(Stafford) Drowne, was born at Woodstock, Conn., March 25, 1822, and 
died in New York city, December 10, 1897. 

He was a lineal descendant of Leonard Drowne (born 1646), who came 
from the west of England to America soon after the accession of Charles 
II.; married 1679-80, Elizabeth Abbot, of Portsmouth, N. H. ; settled at 
Sturgeon's Creek, and carried on ship-building at Kittery, Ale., until the 
disturbances of the French and Indian wars, in 1692, forced him to remove 
to Boston, Mass., where he died Oct. 31, 1729, and was buried in Copp'fl 
Hill burying ground. 

His eldest son, Solomon, born 1681, ship-builder at Bristol, R. I., mar- 
ried Esther Jones and had twelve children, the eldest of whom, Solomon 
(2d), born 1706, well known as a merchant and statesman of Providence, 
R. I., died in 1780, leaving three children, the second of whom. Dr. Solo- 
mon Drowne (3d), born 1753, was a remarkable man. Graduating at 
Rhode Island College (now Brown University) in 1773, he studied medi- 
cine and received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Dart- 
mouth College d as surgeon in the army of the Revolution (1776- 
L780); enjoyed the personal friendship and esteem of Lafayette, Rocham- 
beau, and the officers and medical staff of the Frencharmyin Rhode [sland, 
and was entrusted with the care of their invalid soldiers when the allied 
forces Kit for home. At the close of the war, after a tour in England, 
Holland, Belgium and France, visiting hospitals, medical schools, etc. ami 
becoming acquainted at Paris with Franklin, Jefferson and other distin- 
bed men, he returned the practice of bis profession at Providence, EL L 
In L802 he settled at Foster, R, [..where he remained until his death in 

1899.] Henry Thayer Droivne. 225 

1834, engaged in practice and attention to his botanic garden, scientific, 
classical and literary studies. He delivered many lectures, orations and 
addresses, including a eulogy on Washington on February 22, 1800. His 
thrid son, Henry Bernardin Drowne (born in 179 ( Jj, possessed many of 
his father's tastes, was early identified, as his father had been, with the 
Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, was 
noted for his financial ability, probity, and unostentatious spirit of benevo- 
lence. He married Julia Ann Stafford of Warwick, It. I., and of their 
seven children the subject of this sketch, Henry T. Drowne, was the eldest. 
In addition to careful home nurture he enjoyed, as the oldest grandson of 
Dr. Solomon Drowne, the inestimable advantage of passing several years 
of his boyhood with that gentleman at his home " Mt. llygeia," Foster, 
K. I., where, as well as at the Fruit Hill Classical Institute founded by his 
father and aunts, he acquired that taste for classical, historical and antiqua- 
rian literature which later distinguished him. 

In March, 1841, he became a resident of New York City, being a clerk 
first with William R. Robinson & Co., and later in the dry -goods commis- 
sion house of Caleb Fiske Harris. On June 21, 1855, he was appointed 
secretary of the old National Fire Insurance Company of New York, con- 
tinuing until May 11, 1869, when he was chosen as a director and elected 
its president, which office he filled with untiring energy and ability until 
his death. 

Mr. Drowne in his private life was distinguished as an antiquarian and 
genealogist, and made a large collection of rare prints and publications 
relating to those subjects, and contributed frequently to the historical and 
literary periodicals. He owned a fine library, a large collection of original 
documents and letters relating to the colonial and revolutionary history of 
this country, and was also an enthusiastic collector of engravings, notably 
portraits of Washington, Louis XVI., Lafayette, Franklin, and those con- 
nected with them in the Revolutionary war, and also as members of the 
Society of the Cincinnati. He was deeply interested in everything relating 
to American history. ■ 

Mr. Drowne has been largely identified by membership and personal 
activity with many of our leading patriotic, historical and scientific societies 
and institutions. 

On July 4, 1878, he became a member of the Rhode Island Society of 
the Cincinnati, and in 1893 he was elected Assistant Treasurer-General of 
tin- General Society of the Cincinnati, which office he held until his death. 
11" was an active member of several important committees of the Society 
II follows: the centennial celebration of the disbandment of the Conti- 
nental army at Newborg, N. Y. ; centennial celebration of the institution 
of the Order of the Cincinnati, in L883 ; centennial celebration of the 
inauguration of Gen. Washington, in l' He was an alternate to the 
i Society from Rhode [aland from 1880 to L887, and a delegate 
. 1887 to 1893, when he was elected an officer. He had in hi^ keeping 
tin: original article of incorporation of the General Society in 1783, amagm- 
leent parchment Bigned by Washington and the Revolutionary generals 
and officers of both tie- French and American armies, also the engraved 
copper plate from which the original memberships were printed, the original 
draft by .Major L' Enfant of the sea) of the Society, as also many inter. 
ing documents and letteri belonging to tie- archives of the < leneral Society. 
In is.sf) he became i member of the Sons of the Revolution of New 

York, and WAS number 72 on its roll. li«- lead papers before the Society 

226 Henry Thayer Drowne. [April, 

ami contributed valuable data from time to time. He was registrar of the 
Society from L88i to 1891, and at the time of his death was chairman of 
the Dominating committee. 

In 1861 he was one of the originators, with Rev. Dr. Francis Vinton, 
George William Curtis, Benjamin G. Arnold, Charles II. Russell and 
others of the "Sons of Rhode Island in New York." an organization 
designed to forward the interest of Rhode Island troops then in the field in 
the defence of the nation; for, although horn in Connecticut, Mr. Drowne 
was always claimed as a "son of Rhode Island," both from the fact of 
family connections and his long residence in the latter state. 

In L847 he was elected a resident member of the New York Historical 
v :iety; in 18G3 a member of the American Ethnological Society, of 
which for many years he was secretary and librarian ; in 1<sGG life member 
of the New England Society of New York City; in 1875 member of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, which he served many 
years as president ; in 1877 corresponding member of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society 
of London, England ; of the American Geographical Society ; member of 
the Historical Societies of Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wis- 
consin, Georgia, Vermont, Chicago and Kansas ; of Numismatic and Anti- 
quarian Society of Philadelphia; of the Prince Soctety of Boston; of the 
Historical Society of Great Britain and others. He was one of the trus- 
tees of the Metropolitan College of Music of the University of the State 
of New York, and a director of the New York Institution for the Deaf 
and Dumb. 

Mr. Drowne's religious affiliations were with the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, he having been for thirty-three years a member of the Rev. Dr. 
George H. Houghton's Church of the Transfiguration, New York. He 
had a fine ear for music, and in his early life studied in Providence under 
Edward B. Bohuszewicz, an exile from Poland. 

Although Mr. Drowne, with his characteristic modesty, had not committed 
himself to any considerable literary work, yet his contributions to Ameri- 
can biography and genealogy were ample witnesses to his ability in this 
line. He was frequently called upon to assist in procuring information for 
the verification of facts, and he was never found wanting, for it may be 
truly said of him, that he was never happier than when rendering to oth- 
ers (and frequently strangers) those courtesies which, however slight he 
affected to think them, were of such inestimable value to the literary 

His unselfish spirit of helpfulness contributed largely, though most unos- 
tentatiously, to the welfare of every association with which he has been 
connected, and had drawn about him a large circle of friends, who sincerely 
mourn his loss. 

Mr. Drowne married December 24, 1851, Sarah Rhodes Arnold, daugh- 
ter of George Carpenter and Pbebe Rhodes Arnold, of Providence, R. I. 
Sarah Rhodes Arnold was a lineal descendant of William Arnold, who 
led in Rhode Island in 1636, received grants of land from Roger Wil- 
liams, and was oik; of the iif'ty-four landed proprietors of Rhode Island. 

Her mother, Phebe Rhodes, was descended from Zachary Rhodes, who 

married Joanna Arnold, one of the fire! settlers in Rhode Island — other- 
wise known as Lord Rhodes — tin 1 first, of the name in America, having 
conw t<» this country in 1620. His widow and BOn, Henry Russell Drowne. 

sun ive him. 

»9.] The Axtell Family in America. 227 


By S.J. Axtell, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

The earliest appearance of the name Axtell which has come to my 
knowledge dates back to the year 1535. In that year the '* bon homes" 
of a monastery of the Augustinian order in Gatesden, Hertfordshire, Eng- 
land, made over their property to Henry the Eighth, and among the names 
ed to the deed was that of John Axstvl. The registration of baptisms 
and deaths in the parish churches of England began about 1538. At St. 
Peter's Church, Berkhampstead, a town in Hertfordshire, there is the 
record of the baptism of John Axtell, son of John, in 1539, and of William, 
son of John, in 1541. Five other entries of Axtells appear before 1614. 
From 1C14 to 1628 there is a series of entries, as follows: 

John, son of William, bap. Aug. 14, 1614 

William, " " " ♦< Dec. 1, 1616 

1. Thomas, u " " " Jan. 26, 1619 

Daniel, " " " " May 26, 1622 

William, " " " " June 11, 1622 

Thomas, " " " " Oct. 31, 1624 

Samuel, " " " " Dec. 15, 1624 

Avie, daughter " " " Mar. 28, 1627 

Sarah, " " " " June 20, 1628 

It appears from the above that there were two William Axtells rearing 
families in Berkhampstead between 1614 and 1628. One, perhaps, was the 
William who was a burgess in 1628 and common clerk in 1639. 

If we assign the first four in the above list, with Samuel, born 1624, and 
one of the daughters to one William and the rest to the other, we avoid 
difficulties which any other division encounters, and make Thomas (born 
1619) the emigrant to America, brother of Daniel (born 1622) the colonel 
under Cromwell, who was put to death in 1660 for his share in the death of 
Charles I. 

Mary, daughter of Thomas, was baptized in Berkhampstead, September 
.». and Henry, the second child, October 15, 1 6 1 1 . Soon after the 
r date, the little family appear in Sudbury, Mass. Here, June 1, 1644, 
ther Mary was born. Thomas, the father, died in L 646, and was buried 
August 1st of that year. 
"The inventory ol the goods of Thomas Axtell of Sudbury, lately de- 
ed. Imprimis, his land and boose £8, 10, cattle £H. 1". wearing ap- 
ell and bedding with his armes £10, for Brasse and pewter £5. ll«- 

ed that Mary his wife BDOuld have all his estate to bring up his 

The widow married John Goodnow, September l'.'. 1656. 

June 18, 1659, Edward Wriffht and Hannah Axtell of Sudburv were 

married. If the above identification of Thomas, born 161 9, with Thomas 

Sudbury be correct, this Hannah cannot haV€ 0660 his daughter. Wb.0 

she wa.> d<;e^ Dot a; .pear. 

228 The Axtell Family in America. [April, 


2. Henry- Axtell (Thomas 1 ), born in England, 1641, took up land 
with the fiiM proprietors of Marlboro', Mass., in 1G60. He married Hannah 
Merriam, June 14, L665, and lived in the eastern part of Marlboro'. 

Children of Henry and Hannah: 

i. Samuel, 8 b. March 27, 16G6; probably d. young, 
ii. Hannah, b. Nov. 18, 1G67; un traced. 
iii. Mary, b. Aug. 8, 1070; m. Zachariah Newton, 1G98. 

3. iv. Thomas, b. April 16, 1672. 

4. v. Daniel, b. Nov. 4, 1673. 

vi. Sarah, b. Sept. 18, 1675; untraced. 

Henry Axtell was killed by the Indians early in 1G7G. The inventory 
of his estate is dated April 1 of that year. His widow married Will Tay- 
lor, July 5, 1677. 


3. Thomas 8 Axtell {Henry, 2 Thomas 1 ), married November 2, 1697, 

Sarah Barker of Concord, and lived in the east part of Marlboro*. 
About 1735, he moved to Hassanamisco, afterwards Grafton. He 
died December 18, 1750. His wife died June 26, 1747. 
Children of Thomas and Sarah: 

i. Thomas, 4 b. Aug. 19, 1698; d. Dec. 22, 1698. 
ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1703; m. Josiah Hayden, Feb. 7, 1721. 

5. iii. Joseph, b. Aug. 1, 1705. 

iv. Hannah, m. Zedekiah Drury of Sutton, July 20, 1738. 

6. v. Thomas, b. May 11, 1712. 

vi. John, b. April 15, 1715; d. April 10, 1742. 
vii. Abigail, b. Oct. 8, 1717; m. Benjamin Pratt, Dec. 21, 1736. 

4. Daniel 3 Axtell (Henry? Thomas 1 ), born November 4, 1673; died 

January, 1735. In 1695 Elder William Pratt organized a church 
in Dorchester, Mass., and soon after went to South Carolina to 
plant his church there as a missionary colony. In his diary, he 
records a very hospitable reception by Lady Axtell, the widow of 
Landgrave Daniel Axtell, who went from England to South Carolina 
about 1680. Probably Daniel Axtell of Massachusetts accompanied 
Mr. Pratt on one of his earlier voyages to South Carolina. May 
12, 1702, he married Thankful, daughter of Elder Pratt, and lived 
in South Carolina till about 1707, when he returned to Massachu- 
setts and became a large landholder in Berkley, then a part of 
Dighton and Taunton. A release, dated March 16, 1703, from 
Daniel Axtell of Caroliua, county of Bartley, on Ashley river, made 
out in favor of his brother Thomas of Massachusetts, establishes the 
relationship. A clause in Lady AxtelPs will leaving property to her 
"kinsman Daniel Axtell in New England" shows a relationship 
there. But the landgrave could not have been the son of the regi- 
cide, since the landgrave had a daughter of age in 1678, as appears 
from his will made that year in England. 
Children of Daniel and Thankful: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. April 28, 1703; m. Burt. 

7. ii. Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1704. 

iii. i:i beooa, 1). Nov. 22, 1706; probably m. Jacob Cooke of Abington, 

Nov. ll, 1786. 

iv. II wnmi. It. Lpril 10, 1710; m. Joseph Edmister, Feb. 18, 1741. 

8. v. Willi \m, 1). April L8, 1713. 

9. vi. HENRY, b. June 24, 1715. 

1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 229 

10. vii. Samuel, b. Oct. 25, 1717. 

11. viii. Ebenezer, b. March 24, 1724. 

ix. Thankful, b. Dec. 8, 1725. 

12. x. Thomas, b. Sept. 15, 1727. 


5. Joseph 4 Axtell (Thomas? Henry? Thomas 1 ), married Abigail Hay- 

den of Sudbury, February 4, 1730. He lived at first in Marlboro', 
but after 1746 in Grafton. His children were born in Marlboro', 
and were: 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. Aug. 7, 1730; m. (?) Nathaniel Cooper of Grafton, 

April 22, 1746. 
ii. Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1732; m. Samuel Giles of Hopkinton, Nov. 16, 


13. iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 14, 1734. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1738; m. Moses Eager, July 18, 1759. 

6. Thomas 4 Axtell (Thomas? Henry? Thomas 1 ), removed from Marl- 

boro' to Grafton. May 13, 1736, he married Elizabeth Sherman of 
Marlboro', who received as her marriage portion a large tract of 
land in the north part of Grafton, a part of which remains in the 
hands of her descendant Axtells. October 6, 1760, Thomas, now a 
widower, married Mary Sanger, by whom he had several children, 
all of whom died young. Thomas died 1798. 
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth: 

i. Sarah, 5 b. April 25, 1737; m. James McClellan of Sutton, Feb. 2, 

ii. Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1739; m. Ephraim Lyon, Nov. 27, 1760. 
iii. Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1741; m. Jason Waite. 

14. iv. John, b. June 3, 1744. 

15. v. Thomas, b. Dec. 16, 1746. 

vi. and vii. Mary and Phebe, b. March 12, 1748. Possibly Mary may be 
the Polly Axtell who m. George Smith in Grafton, 1786. Phebe 
m. Thomas Kidder, and afterwards joined the Shakers. 

7. Daniel 4 Axtell (Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ), married September 15, 

1737, Waitstill Babbitt. He lived in Berkley, and was prominent 
in town and church affairs. First wife died 1757; second wife, 
Phebe Reed. Daniel died September 21, 1761. His widow mar- 
ried Capt. James Foster of Rochester. Children : 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1742; m. Isaac Tubbs, Dec. 26, 1768. 

Daniel, the son, d. 1772, probably unmarried. 

Thankful married Elisha Crane, 1774. Among her descendants 
is J. E. Crane of Taunton, who still preserves the memorandum 
book of his ancestor Daniel Axtell. 4 

8. William 4 Axtell (Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ), married Hannah 

Spooner of Middleboro', November 2, 1789. Removed from Berk- 
ley about 1743, probably into Taunton* 
Children of William and Hannah: 

10. i. Hi.nkv,* bapt. Aug. 30, 1741. 

17. ii. William, bapt. Aug. 2'j, 1742. 

18. iii. Benjamin, i>. L 744(f). 

iv. Joanna, b. 171'). 

19. v. Silas, b. 1748(?). 

230 The Axtell Family in America. [April, 

1 1 1 1 : l married Bernice Crane of Berkley, January 15, 1763. 

She lived to 1 le hundred years old, dying in 1846. Her grandj 

.sen. Rev. Silas Ajctell Crane, I). I)., was an Episcopalian clergyman 

greatly honored and loved, lie died at Bast Greenwich, K. L, in 

Hbnbt 4 * Axtell (Daniel, 3 Henry? Thomas 1 ), married Jemima 
Leonard, 1737. He removed about 1740 or '41, with the Leonards 
to Mendham, N. J., where he died 1753 or '54. His widow mar- 
ried Matthew Lumtn. Children : 

20. i. Henry,' b. March 16, 1738. 

ii. Phebe, b. 1740; m. Daniel Drake, Dec. 27, 1759, 

ill. Hannah, b. 1742; m. Zephaniah Burt, .May 2'.). l 7G4. 

iv. Bethany, b. 1744; m. Artemas Day, Jan. 21, 17G7. 

21. v. Calvin, i>. L760. 

22. vi. Luther, b. April 22, 1753. 

10. Samuel 4 Axtell (Daniel* Henri/, 2 Thomas 1 ), married Hannah 

Hatheway of Freetown about 1740, and spent his days in Berkley; 
died February 25, 1769. Children: 

i. Samuel, 6 b. 1741; d. 1755. 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1744; m. Samuel Tubbs, Aug. 23, 1762. 
iii. Thankful, b. 1746; d. Oct. 26, 1760. 

23. iv. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 9, 1749. 

24. v. Ezra, b. Oct. 25, 1751. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1754; m. Jonathan Reed, Nov. 5, 1772. 

25. vii. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1756. 

viii. Louisa, b. July 9, 1758; untraced. 

26. ix. Henry, b. May 3, 1761. 

x. Thankful, b. Nov. 15, 1762; untraced. 
xi. Lurana, b. Oct. 23, 1765; m. Pitts Phillips, Feb. 6, 1788. 

11. Ebenezer 4 Axtell (Daniel, 3 Henri/ 2 Thomas 1 ). Berkley records 

say, " Ebenezer Axtell late of Mendom in Jarzes but now an in- 
habitant of Berkley and Hannah Hatheway of Berkley were mar- 
ried Oct. 15, 1751." lie is mentioned frequently as filling town 
offices. Children : 

i. Kebeckaii, 5 b. Aug. 9, 1752; untraced. 

27. ii. Thomas, b. July 15, 1755. 

iii. Rachel, b. April 5, 1757; probably the Rachel Axtell who m. Jacob 
Goldthwait of Uxbridge, April 14, 1785. 

12. Thomas 4 Axtell (Daniel 3 Henry 2 Thomas 1 ). There is no record 

of Thomas in Berkley, though the u Axtell Memorial" Bays ho 
moved in 1769 or '70 from Massachusetts to New Jersey with his 
two sons. My informants say he married Hannah Groebel (a New 
England name, found in the Concord records) in 17 ltn and died in 
1758. His widow married Nathan Lincoln. He probably follow. -d 
Henry to New Jersey before 1750. Children: 

28. i. Daniel, 1 b. April 12, 1748. 

29. ii. Thomas, i>. 1750(?). 

• The list of children here given accordi with in " The Axtell Memorial." B< - 
ii Bethany, b. 1711, and Calvin, b. 1750, there is room for two children. Possibly 
Eben< zer Axtell, ensign in .\<w Jersey troops in the Revolution, belongs hen \ 

j >. Axtell of Bradford, v "> .. b. L796 ( may he a descendant of a missing ton. 
ii' claimed relationship with this family . 













1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 231 


13. Daniel' Axtell (Joseph* Thomas? Henry? Thomas 1 ), lived iu 

Grafton. Mass., where November 1*2, 1754, he married Elizabeth 
Whittemore. After the Revolution, he went to Grafton, Vt., where 
he died September 1, 1799. His widow died March 20, 1812. 
Children of Daniel and Elizabeth: 

Moses, 6 b. Jan. 11, 1755; lived in Delaware Co., N. Y. ; served in the 

Aaron, b. March 23, 1757; lived in western New York; served in 

the Revolution. 
Daniel, b. May 1, 1759; served in the Revolution, 1778; removed to 

Delaware Co., N. Y. 
Abigail* b. 1761; untraced. 

Josi i'ii. l). 1763; a soldier, 1780; removed to Grafton, Vt. 
Betsey, b. 1766(?); untraced. 
Alexander, b. 17G7(?) ; lived in Grafton, Vt. 

14. John 5 Axtell (Thomas* Thomas? Hairy? Thomas 1 ), lived and died 

in Grafton. In 1776 married Daniels. He died about 

1782. Widow married in 1784, John Knox. 
Child of John and : 

35. i. John, 6 b. 1778(F). Descendants live in Jay, Me. 

15. THOMAS 6 Axtell (Thomas* Thomas? Henry? Thomas 1 ), married 

June 10, 1777, Deborah Jones of Franklin. He died in Grafton, 
1819. In the army 1780. 

Children of Thomas and Deborah: 

i. Ghloe,' b. July 11, 1778; unm.; cl. 1851. 
ii. BETH, b. July 28, 1780; cl. 1798. 

36. iii. Thomas, b. May 2, 1783; m. Hannah Walker, 1808. 

iv. Deborah, b. May 21, 1788; m. Samuel Green of Westboro'. No 

v. Olive, b. 1790; d. 1819, unm. 
vi. John, b. July 15, 1792; d. young. 

1C. Henry 5 AXTELL ( William? Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ). Henry 
Axell (sic) was a seaman from Massachusetts, engaged July 10, 
1776, for five months. Henry Axtell of Berkley, in 1777, enlisted 
for three years in Zebedee Ripley's co., Col. G. Bradford. Also 
mentioned U in the Continental army, 1780, 1782. This agrees 
with a tradition among his descendants, as follows: " A soldier 
of the Revolution, a sergeant in Washington's Life Guard, at the 
battle of Stony Point, later with Wayne in the Indian war. A 
prisoner on .ship Jersey^ escaping by filing off his chain with a nail; 
lost :it BOa." Tin; identification here made seems very probable. 

Children : 

37. i. |[ ' : broker, New York city. 

ii. Loi i-\. b. aboul L78€ | m. David Blderkln at Providence, R. I., May 
SO, L807. 

17. William 1 Axtell ( William* Daniel? Henry? Thomcu 1 )^ married 

Mercy Lincoln of Taunton, June 28, 17»;.;. Marched at tin; alarm 
April 19, 177o; served in 1777 and 1778. In 1790, he waa in Nor- 
ton ; tin- same year moved to Sutton. 

Children ot William and Merry: 

i. iiwwii/ in. Bartholomew Pntnam of Button. 
37. ii. William, m. Bebeckah Axtell, dau. of 27. 

232 The Axtell Family in America. [April, 

iii. BfKRCY, m. John Titus of Sutton, 
iv. Sbnbt, lost at sea about l - 
v. Betsey, married Tarrant Sibley of Petersham. 

18. Benjamin Axtell ( William* Daniel* Henry? Thomas 1 ), served a 

short time in the war of the Revolution; married Jemima BriggS of 
Rehoboth, February 19, 1778; removed to Westmoreland, N. H. 
Children of Benjamin and Jemima : 

i. Daniel,' nntraced ; probably at Dauby, Vt., 1827-8. 

39. ii. Silas. 

iii. Benjamin, untraced. 
iv. Jemima, unm. 

19. Silas 5 Axtell ( William, 4 Daniel, 3 Henry? Thomas 1 ), was in the 

Revolutionary war; married Hoskins ; removed to Wil- 
mington, Vt, where he died in 1801. Children: 

40. i. Silas, 6 b. Nov. 25, 1785, at Wilmington, Vt. ; Perry, Lake Co., Ohio. 

41. ii. Salmon, b. July 11, 1792, at Wilmington; physician at Fort Ann, 

N. Y. 

Three daughters, who married respectively Hastings, 

Crosby and Nims. 

20. Henry 5 Axtell {Henry, 4 Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ). "The old 

major " was a man of property and influence in Mendham, N. J. 
Served as major of Morris Co. militia in the Revolution. Was 
twice married; first, June 18, 1760, to Mary Beach; second, 
January 7, 1767, to Phebe Condit Day. He died April 6, 1818. 
By first wife : 

i. Hannah, 6 b. Oct. 15, 1761 : m. Lozier. 

ii. Mary, b. 17G3 : m. Stephen Ludlow. 

42. iii. David, b. 1765; m. Hannah Johnson, Mendham, N. J. 

By second wife : 

i. Lurana, b. Oct. 20, 1767; m. January, 1788, Samuel Beach. 

43. ii. Silas, b. April 5, 1769; m. Elizabeth Loree, Jan. 9, 1791. 
iii. Phebe, b. June 23, 1771; m. Isaac Clark, Oct. 1, 1793. 

44. iv. HENRY, b. June 9, 1773. (Rev. Henry Axtell, D.D., Geneva, N. Y.) 

v. Riioda, b. April 11, 1775; m. Simeon Cory, May 26, 1798. 
vi. Joseph, b. March 14, 1777; d. young. 

21. Calvin 5 Axtell {Henry? Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ), married Mary 

Mills, November 7, 1771. He spent his Jays in Mendham, N. J. 
Children of Calvin and Mary : 

45. i. Philip Lindley. 6 

46. ii. Timothy. 

iii. Samuel, unm. 
iv. Calvin, untraced. 

22. Luther 5 Axtell {Henry? Daniel? Henry? Tliomas 1 ), married June 

10, 1778, Hannah Condit. About 1780 moved to Washington Co., 
Pa., where he died June 2, 1812. 
Children of Luther and Hannah: 

BUI U8? LURANl and HENRY d. young. 

47. i. Philip, b. Feb, LO, L781. 

48. ii. Lui HER, b. .July 25, 1788. 

iii. Mary, b. Feb. 7, L786; m. Edward Ross. 

iv. Hannah, b. April L8, L788j m. Ruins Dodd. 

v. Jemima, b. i ><•<•• i. I790j m. Freeman !>i><kl. 

vi. Bethany, b. April 7, 1793 ; in. Joseph Bngga. 

1899.] The Axtell Family in America. 233 

20. EBENEZKB 1 Axtell (Samuel, 4 Daniel* Henry? Thomas 1 ). Beyond 

the entry of his birth Berkley records are silent concerning him. 
Ebenezer Axtell. of Berkley, served six months in Rhode Island, 
177*, and is mentioned as Ebenezer Axtall in Rhode Island records. 
There was also an Ebenezer, ensign in Morris Co. militia, N. J. 
See note to Henry, 9. 

21. Ezra 5 Axtell (Samuel? Daniel* Henry? Thomas 1 ), was a soldier in 

the Revolution ; settled in Pittsford, Vt. ; removed to Pierpont, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y., about 181 G, where he died July, 1831. 
Children : 

49. i. John* 1 b. 1787; a Presbyterian clergyman in northern New York and 


50. II. HBNBT, f). Dec. 27, 1790; Pierpont, N. Y. ; m. Sarah T. Woodruff, 

Jan. 22, 1812. 

51. iii. Samuel, b. 1792; m. 1811, Zeniath Stearns j d. in the army at Platts- 

burg, X. Y., 1812. 

iv. Dolly, m. Morgan. 

v. Hannah, b. April 13, 179G; m. Daniel Church, 1816. 

52. vi. Ebenezer, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

vii. LUSAKA, 1). Jan. 27, 1804; m. Dorus Leonard, 1820. 
viii. Ezra, b. 1806; d. 1828. 
ix. Abigail, b. Jan. 2, 1811; m. Alva Leonard, 1830. 

25. SAMUEL 1 Axtell (Samuel* Daniel? Henry? Thomas 1 ), was a soldier 

of the Revolution, after which he went to Chester, Vt., and settled 
in what was then a wilderness. About 178"), married Celia Dean 
of Taunton, Mass. She died December 5, 1806. His second wife 
was Martha Earle, who died 1859. Samuel died July 5, 18o5. 
Children of Samuel and Celia: 

i. Dean. 6 ii. Alvin. These d. young, 
iii. Sylvia, b. March 15, 1794; m. September, 1813, Daniel IT. Rice. 
iv. Celia, d. young. 

v. LosiCA, I*. Aug. 25, 1799; m. Henry Chandler ; d. 1877. 
vi. Sabab M., b. Aug. 10, 1801; m. Ira Clark. 
I. vii. Samuel, b. February, 180-4; m. Martha M. Page; d. at Rutland, Wis., 
viii. Caroline A., m. Parker of Chester, Vt. 

26. HENRT 8 Axtell (Samuel? Daniel? Henry? I'homas 1 ), possibly what 

is put under 1G belongs here. 

_7. Thomas 1 A.xtell (Ebenezer? Daniel? Henry? TTtomas 1 ), an only son ; 
married B French, August 9, 177;") (Berkley); moved to 

Sutton, M d afterwards, L800, to Pern (now Windsor), M 

whore he died February 10, 1816. 
Children of Thomas and Etel eoca: 

i. Rebecca,' b. abort 1 777 : m. .her 2d cousin, William Axtell (88), Feb. 

Hid Hathaway ot Worthington, Mfl 

]•;. Thomas, b. L780. Western New York. 

I. iii. Asa, b. Jan. 22, 1781. Belgrade, Me. 

iv. Hannah, b. ab ton. 

■. . I.;,- ezeb, b. Jan. 20, L785. Windsor, M 

. Sylvester, b. May L0, 1786. Kalamazoo, Mich. 

vii. Daniel, b. Peb. 22, 17-7. Amherst, Ohio. 

viii. Bacbel, 1:1. BSUlson. 

ix. , m. Ellison. 

VOL. LIII. 1 5 

234 The Blynman Party. [April, 

28. DANIEL 5 AxTELL (Thomas* Daniel? Henry, 2 Thomas 1 ), lived in New 

Jersey, and about 1780 removed to western Pennsylvania; married 
Ruth" Tuthill about 1770; died 1820. 

Children of Daniel and Ruth (order uncertain, and information 
very incomplete) : 

59. i. Lincoln, 6 b. Sept. 15, 1777(?). 

60. ii. Eliab. 

Gl. iii. Isaac Tuthill. Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio. 
G2. iv. Thomas, b. Jan. 31, 1780(?j. Monroe Co., Ohio. 

63. v. Amzi. 

64. vi. Daniel. 

bo. vii. Joseph S., b. 1792. 

viii.-x. Three daughters, Rhoda, Elizabeth and Polly. 

29. Thomas 5 Axtell (Thomas, 4 Daniel? Henry 2 Thomas 1 ), married (in 

New Jersey) Mary Tuthill; went with his brother to western Penn- 
sylvania; died July 12, 1808. His first wife died 1791; second 
wife, Ellen McLean. 

Children of Thomas and Mary : 

66. i. Nathan, 6 b. about 1780. 

ii. Hannah, m. Levi Lindley. iii. Sarah, m. Timothy Lindley. 
iv. Cecilia, m. Darling Day. v. Phebe, m. Ichabod Dilley. 
vi. Ruth, untraced. 

67. vii. Samuel, b. Nov. 25, .1791 ; physician, Sheakleyville, Pa. 

Children of Thomas and Ellen: 

68. ix. Charles, b. July 10, 1796. Iroquois Co., 111. 

69. x. Thomas. Solsberry, Ind. 


By W. Farrand Felch, Esq., of Hartford, Ct. 

The Blynman party came from Wales, mainly from Monmouth- 
shire, and very likely in the year 1640. They first appear at Plymouth 
and next at Marshfield (then called Green's Harbor), Massachusetts, 
but remained there only a short time before they removed to Glouces- 
ter. The members of Rev. Mr. Blynman's party were largely, it is 
supposed, members of his church, at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, be- 
fore his ejection therefrom. They accompanied him over the ocean, 
kept with him at Marshfield, then at Gloucester, and about 1650 
went with him to New London, Connecticut. They were farmers 
and mechanics who found Gloucester, which was then little more 
than a fishing station, an unfavorable place for their occupation, 
hence their removal to New London. 

Mr. Blynman is said in history to have been accompanied to this 
country by ff several WelsJt gentlemen of yood note" but the date 
of his arrival is not known. 

1899.] The Blynman Party, 235 

In the " Memoirs of the Plymouth Colony," by Hon. Francis 
Baylies, part 5, p. 285, under " Marehfield," we find : 

"Gov. Winslow, the founder of Marshfield, often visited England; he 
induced several Welsh gentlemen of respectability to emigrate to America, 
amongst whom came the Rev. Richard Blinman, in 1642, who was the first 
pastor of Marshfield. Some dissensions taking place, Mr. Blinman and 
the Welshmen removed to Cape Anne in less than a year. In 1648 Blin- 
man went to New London, in Connecticut, of which place he was the pastor 
ten years. In 1658 he was at New Haven, and soon after returned to 
England, after having received in 1650 an invitation to settle at New- 
fonndland. He died at the city of Bristol, England." 

From another source I glean : 

"Marshfield incorporated March 1, 1642. After the departure of Rev. 
Mr. Blinman, Rev. Edward Bulkeley, son of the first minister of Concord, 
Mass., was pastor." 


The earliest notice we have of Mr. Blynman in this country is in 
the Plymouth records, March 2, 1641. This was earlier than 
any vessel would likely arrive that season, which makes it probable 
that he came over in 1640 \ 

"At a General Court held in Plymouth, (Mass.,) Mr. Blindman, Mr. 
Heugh Prychard, Mr. Obadiah Brewen, John Sadler, Heugh Cauken, and 
Walter Tibbott were propounded to be made free the next Court." 

Plymouth Records, vol. 2, p. 8. 

This is dated March 2, 1641, and is the earliest mention of the 
Blynman party. What is still more remarkable is that only six of 
the numerous party are mentioned. 

Gov. Winthrop in his Diary, says : 

" One Mr. Blinman, a minister in Wales, a Godly and able man, came 
over with some friends of his, and being invited to Green'o Harbour (since 
Marshfield near Plymouth,) they went thither, but ere the year was expired 
there fell out some difference among them which by no means could be 
reconciled, so as they agreed to part, and he came with his company and 
sat down at Cape Anne which at this Court {May, 1(>J { 2) was established 
to be a plantation and called Gloucester." 

The italics in all cases in this article are the writer's, for a pur- 
pose which will appear soon. If they came in 1G40 from Wales 
or England, then f ' ere the year was expired," or at all events 
wit nin a year of that time, they must have removed to Gloucester. 
The date of their propounding as freemen of Plymouth colony is 
given in the Plymouth records clearly enough, "March 2d, 1040- 
\ 1 ," which according to present reckoning was 1 64 1 N.S., but early 
for ;i vessel to arrive that year from the mother country, hence they 
may have come in L640 ; and if within a year of that time they 
had fallen out with the Marshfield authorities, then it follows they 
were in Gloucester early in 1641 N.S. 


The Blynman Party, 


Moreover, Marslificld was incorporated in 1640. Mr. Winslow 
settled there himself, so it is probable he induced this Welsh party 
to come over with him to help settle it* 


It is not known, either, at what time they removed to Glouces- 
ter, but within a year, as Gov. Winthrop says. The present 
writer, in investigating his family records, makes the following dis- 
coveries. First, that it is just barely possible that his emigrant 
ancestor, Henry Felch, senior, was a member of the Blynman 
party, as he is traditionally a Welshman, and also from parity of 

Babson's " History of Gloucester, Mass.," page 93, says : 

" Henry Felch was here in 1642, and was the owner of 'six acres of 
hoed ground,' of which there was no grant in the record. From this fact 
it may be inferred that he was a settler before the incorporation of the town. 

He also had a house and land which he sold to James Avery He 

may have removed to ... . Boston, where the name is found in 1657. 
He had a daughter who married Samuel Haieward." .... 

" Samuel Haieward is not mentioned as an owner of land, nor in any 
other connection than as hushand and father. His marriage with a daugh- 
ter of Henry Felch, March £, 1641, N. S., is the earliest in the records. 
His children were Samuel, born 1642, and John, 1643." 

Now, Henry Felch owned his land before the incorporation of the 
town, which was incorporated K 2d month, 1642," (or May, 1642). 
But in Oct., 1641, the bounds of the town were settled by the 
General Court; so it is probable there were settlers there that early. 
But Henry Felch was there prior to that time even, as there is no 
grant of his six acres in the town records. 

It is an open question, however, whether he was in Gloucester as 
early as March 2d, 1641, on which date his daughter was married 
:-to Samuel Haieward or Hay ward ; but it is very probable that he 
was a resident of Gloucester at that time, from the circumstance of 
his daughter having been married here at that date. 

But, on this very same date (March 2d, 1641), as we have 
already seen, Mr. Blynman and his party were propounded freemen 
of the Plymouth colony. Now it is just possible that if Henry 
Felch was a member of the Blynman colony at this time, he was 
with that party on that day, or they were with him ; and if they 
were it may be that they had already settled in Gloucester the day 
they were pro pounded as freemen of Plymouth colony.* 

* Or, the six members admitted may haye remained at Plymouth lor that purpi 
while tin- real of the'party may haye gone on to Gloucester in advance, the bix mem- 
in is remaining to be cnarged "with the control of the settlement. It is not certain that 
the six were made freemen at the next Court (April 5th). as no mention is made in the 
Bui records of admission were kepi Loosely. It is more likely they had left 
Plymouth, and probably Marshtield, Tor Gloueester. 

1899.] The Blynman Party. 237 


The Blynman party may have just landed, or may have been at 
Marshfield when propounded, or at Gloucester. We have already 
shown that they had probably just landed at Plymouth. We can 
now assume they could have been admitted freemen of Plymouth 
colony just as well if they resided at Plymouth or Marshfield. 
Again, it is very likely they were admitted freemen at about the 
time they arrived at Gloucester, as it was necessary for them to be 
made freemen before they could become townsmen to govern the 

On May 2, 1642, some of the above mentioned persons (freemen 
at Plymouth) were chosen to manage the prudential affairs of Glou- 
cester, Mass. This constituted the first board of selectmen. 
Now, if Henry Felch was of the Blynman party, it is likely the 
party was in Gloucester before the marriage of his daughter, 
March 2d, 1641. The town of Gloucester was settled some time 
between Oct., 1641 (when the bounds of the town were settled by 
the General Court), and May, 1642 (when it was established or in- 
corporated as a plantation and called Gloucester) . It is highly 
probable it was settled long before this, however, by the Welsh 
party, added to the rude fisher folk who had inhabited Cape Ann 
for several years prior. At the last date, May, 1642, without doubt 
all the Blinman party were settled at Gloucester. ' 


It is an inquiry of some interest who composed the Welsh party 
that came over with Itev. Mr. Blinman. It is fair to presume that 
a considerable number of his fellow-passengers settled with him in a 
body at Cape Ann. Thither, therefore, we must follow them. On 
that billowy mass of rocks, that promontory so singularly bold in 
position and outline and so picturesque in appearance, they fixed 
their second encampment in this new world. 

The following extract from the town records of Gloucester may 
indicate several of the Welshmen : 

2. Mar. '42. On the first ordering and disposing of the affairs of Glou- 
cester by Mr. Endicott and Mr. Downing, these eight were chosen to 
manage the prudential affairs: 

" Win. Steevens, Win. Addis, Mr. Milwood, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Bruen, 
Mr. Fryer, Mr. Norton, Walter Tyhott." 

Add to these eight names, tin- names of Rev. Richard Blynman, 
Hugh Pritchard and Hugh Calkin, propounded at Plymouth nt the 
same time with Rev. Mr. Blinman and other-. 

The emigrants to New London, from Gloucester, in L650, were 
Christopher Avery, dame- Avery, Win. Addis*, Obadiafa Bruen, 
Hugh Calkin, John Coil senior, Win. Hough, Win. Kenie, 
Andrew Lister or Lester, Win. Meades, Ralph Parker, and Win. 

238 Thi Blynman Party. [April, 

This Cape Ann colony that removed to New London consisted of 
about twenty families in all. It ia probable thai Mr. lilininan's 
wife Mary, and Dorothy the wife of Thomas Parkea, were sisters; 
mi Pardee was very Likely another of the party. In March, L651, 
the principal body of these eastern emigrants arrived at New Lon- 
don, — among them John Coil junior, Thomas »Jones, Edmund 
Marshal] and his son John, Win. Hough, W'ni. Meades, and 
James Morgan. With them also came Robert AJlyn, from Salem, 
Mass., and Philip Tabor, from Martha's Vineyard (who very likely 
did not come with Blynman). 

The younger Coit, the two Marshalls, and Thomas Jones, 
after a short residence m New London, returned to Gloucester. 
. . . . Several other persons appeared in'NYw London at about the 
same time (dates unknown and places of origin unknown) : Matthew 
Beck with, .John, Samuel, and 1 nomas Beebe, Peter Collins, George 
Harwood, Richard Pool and John Packer. How many and who of 
these, if any, came with Blynman in say 1640, it is difficult to 
decide; but perhaps a long trans-Atlantic search would develop the 
habitat of each of the emigrants. 


The present writer took occasion, some few years ago, to conduct 
some researches in this direction, and secured from the then vicar at 
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, the following letter and notes : 

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, March 29, '89, 
Dear Sir: — 

I have taken considerable pains to find what you want in our regisfc 
but with only partial success. The registers go back to 159."). and 
regards baptisms and funerals are perfect, though in a few instances illegi- 
ble. Unfortunately, however, the marriage register is incomplete, several 
pages being missing after 1611. 

Aj regards the Blynman or Blinman family we have a fairly satisfactory 
>rd, a large family having sprung from William Bliaman's second mar- 
riage, among them, I suppose, being the Rev. Richard Blinman, though we 
have no complete record of the vicars of Chepstow, and I therefore cannot 
tell whether he ever occupied that position. A curious fact about William 
Blinman is that his eldest children were born within a verj Few months of 
his first and second marriages, and the record of Richard Blinman's bap- 
tism is in different coloured ink, Bqueezed In between other entries in the 
: 1607, though it professes to have taken place in 1608. I can only 

Buppose that Borne years after, when he was Incumbent, he found the entry 

missing, and supplied it on the recollect ion of friends. 

<)t Ffelch, Ffalch, or Felt. I find no mention. The only name even 
mbline it in sound being Phelpes. Of Morgana there are plenty, but 

not Miles or dames, as far as I can discover. I would ha/ard theg 

that they may have l.eeii cousins of Rev. Richard B., as his mother's name 
Jane Morgan. Of Jones,— Thomas Jones was one of the church- 

hai- in 1610 I DUmerOUS family, but rather difficult to identify. Owing 

he frequency of the nam-'. Steevens or Stephens, several entries, but 

1899.] The Blynman Party. 239 

not William. I find, however, a register of burial of Elioner, the wife of 
William Stephens of Bettisley, 9th Sept. 1688. Hough I cannot find, but 
on several occasions Hughe, e.g.: Catherine Hughe wife of Jno. Hughe, 
Sept. 6, 1G38. 

These are all the Dames I can trace in the Chepstow registers. There 
may he some I have overlooked, arching takes a long time in the old 

writing; hut I do not think I have Blipped any of the important ones. 
Have you written t<> the Marshfields? The second one, near Chippenham, 
i> eof in Essex but in Wiltshire, near tin 1 holders of Glo'stershire. I have 
a friend there and if you like will have the registers searched for Ffelch, 
or as I sometimes pass Bfarshfield, near Cardiff, I would call there if you 
like me to do so. Machen, from which the Morgans came, of Lord Trede- 
I'amilv is close to the Monmouthshire Marshfield. 

Do you know whether any of the Blinman party were from Tyddenham, 
about two miles from Chepstow? I only ask as there are traditions of an 
emigration to America. Buttington Tump and Bunker's Hill are there, 
the latter some think the original of the famous one. 

(Then follow hifl notes as indicated in his letter.) 

Records of the Blinman or Blynman Family, 

in the Roisters of Chepstow Church, and of others who may have accom- 
panied Rev. Richard Blynman to America. 

Blynman. 1599. William Blynman and Maude Jones of Chepstow 

re solemnized the viiith Daye of January. , 

Maud* 1 the wife of Wm. Blynman died, and was buried July 30, 1599. 
A child of this marriage was baptised June 12th, 1599, was buried Novem- 
ber 1599. 

Alio a' mi. 1 GOT. William Blynman and Jane Morgan were married 
the loth of October. Richard, the son of William Blinman was baptized 
the 2nd day of (February 1608. 

Other children of the marriage were, Roger, baptized Sep. 23, 1010; 
Ann and Bridget baptized Sept. 1. 1613 j Henry and Margaret, baptized 
August '. ( . 1612; Elizabeth, baptized August 13, 1620. 

William Blinman was buried April 22. 1619. 

Joi Thomas Jones and Daniell Pearce, churchwardens, 1610. 

Thomas, son of Thomas Jones the younger, baptized Nov. 25, 1615; 

Simon, baptized 2nd Feb. 1689. Also daughters Marie, Elizabeth, 
J. :;■;-. Two other Th< ippear, the one a baker in 1630, the 


M< .r. many of the name, but not James or Miles. Rev. 

Rich. Blinman's mother was Jane Morgan. 

Stbbvens or Stephens. Richard Steevena and Annie Tugwell, mar- 
1610. •' ti Ste eens, baptized June 28th, 1627. Grace, 
ghter of Phillipp Sta ena baptized 2 1 January 1632. Elioner, the 
wife of William Slept l'. ttialj buried 9th Sept 1688. 

Hough, not to be found, but Hughe. Catherine Hughe wife of John 
Hughe, bm I 8 pt 6th, 

rHELPES. Margaret, the daughter of Thomas Phelpes, bapt Jan. •'», 

J ;• faithfully, G, J. Mi nbli r. 

240 The Blynman Party. [April, 


We have given all the available data that can be found on this 
side the Atlantic, probably, barring a few fugitive extracts of no 
great value or bearing on the question. Let us now summarize the 
data avc have already enumerated, as near as we can from double 
dates, imperfect records and traditions : 

I. That Gov. Winslow made several voyages to England on 
behalf of the Plymouth pilgrims, for commercial and colonizing pur- 
poses. In 1632 pastures were assigned to members of the Ply- 
mouth colony, at Green's Harbor. In 1634, Winslow went to 
England and returned in 1636 ; but he may have gone over later 
and returned in 1640, with the Blynman party, to Marshfield. 

II. That Winslow induced several rich Welsh gentlemen to 
emigrate to Marshfield, which they did probably in 1640. March 
2d, 1640-41, Mr. Blinman and others were to be made freemen; 
this according to present reckoning was 1641 N.S., but earlier than 
any vessel would be likely to arrive that season, which makes it 
probable that they came over in 1640 O.S. 

III. Marshfield was settled about 1640 ; this fact makes it 
more probable that the Blynman party came over in 1640. Mr. 
Winslow also settled here with the Welsh people. 

IV. Mr. Blynman and his party were at Marshfield not a full 
year, according to Gov. Winthrop's Diary, which makes it probable 
they were at Gloucester by March 2, 1641 (O.S.), at which date 
also they were propounded freemen of Plymouth colony. 

V. A daughter of Henry Felch, senior, was married to Samuel 
Hayward in Gloucester, March 2d, 1641 (O.S.), the first marriage 
on Gloucester records, which makes it probable that Henry Felch 
was a resident there at that time, as he certainly was before the in- 
corporation of the town. If Henry Felch was a member of the 
Blynman party, then it is very likely they were there also. 

VI. Henry Felch was a resident of Gloucester before the incor- 
poration of the town, which occurred between Oct., 1641, and 
May, 1642, by which latter date it is probable all the Blinman party 
were in Gloucester, or at least the major part of them. 

VII. Rev. Mr. Blinman was admitted freemen of the Plymouth 
colony 7th Oct., 1641, having been previously propounded at Ply- 
mouth 2d March, 1640-1, and soon after removed to Marshfield, 
where he remained only a short time. 

VIII. Rev. Edward Bulkeley, his successor at Marshfield, was 
admitted to the fellowship of the First Church, Boston, on the 2 2d 
March, 1634—5, and was dismissed from the same church on the 
15th of August, 1641, probably to go to Marshfield. I believe 
this will still further establish Blinman and his followers as beim? in 
Gloucester at about this time. 

IX. Rev. Edward Bulkeley's eldest child, Peter, was born at 
Concord, Nov. 3, 1641; his second child, Elizabeth, was born at 

1899.] The Bhjnman Party. 241 

Marshfield, date unknown, as also John and Jane. So he probably- 
removed to Marshfield between the dates of birth of his two first 
children. This will also nearly tally with the dates of Blinman's 

X. " Obadiah Bruen filled the office of town clerk during the whole 
period of his stay in Gloucester; and when he left he carried the records 
with him, as it appears by a copy of an extract from them taken by his 
own hand after his removal to New Jersey." 

He was living in Newark, N.J., in 1681. Search for this mis- 
sing record should be made, by all means. 

XI. The first recorder was Obadiah Bruen, who removed to 
New London in 1650, and carried with him the original record. 

"Tradition says he took it," says Babson, "because the town would not 
pay for the book; but this seems improbable, considering that he left in 
another volume, in his own hand-writing, what we must conceive to have 
beeu the most important part of that which he carried away." — page 185. 

XII. " There is nothing in the town-records about the erection of the 
first meeting house . . . erected by earlier inhabitants than Mr. Blynman 
and his company." " So long ago as in 1633," says Rev. E. Forbes in a 
commemoration sermon in Gloucester, in 1795, "the first settlers of this 
town consecrated a house for public worship." " It appears probable," 
continues Babsou's History, " that a house of worship was erected soon 
after the incorporation of the town on or near the spot occupied by three 
successive buildings for this purpose, about half a mile north of the place 
indicated as the site of the first one." It is probable that "Master" Rash- 
ley was the pastor of this first primitive church. He was in Gloucester as 
early as 1640. " He was sometime member of the church in Boston; and 
in 1652 was officiating as minister at Bishop-Stoke, England." 

In regard to the treatment that Mr. Blynman received at Glou- 
cester, which led to his leaving for New London, Mr. Babson says 
feelingly (page 191) : 

" Unhappy dissensions drove Mr. Blynman from the scene of his first 
ministry in New England ; and the ill-treatment he received from some 
of his people here may have hastened, if it did not induce, his departure 
from the town. His church was defamed ; and he himself was scoffingly 
spoken of for what he had formerly delivered in the way of the ministry. 
But he appears to have worked undisturbed in the other fields of his labor, 
and to have lived in peaceful and harmonious relations with all. He was 
greeted with the loving salutations of eminent men; and a contemporary 
writer, (Johnson, in his " Wonder-working Providence") described him as 
a man ' of a sweet, humble, heavenly carriage,' who labored much against 
the errors of the times." 

AVe have some further notes and gleanings, from Marshfield, 
Wales, and other places, which we may at some future time, when 
more fully developed, present to the REGISTER readers, but in the 

meantime should be glad to hear from any of them, in print or by 
letter, in more mature and thorough exploitation of this attractive 

242 The Goddard and Frost Families, [April, 


Communicated by Austin Holden, M.D. 

The following records were copied from three Bibles and a note- 
book now at the Austin House, 21 Linn&an Street, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. As many of the dates are not known to be pre- 
served elsewhere, and as some of them supplement or correct those 
in Paige's History of Cambridge, it seems proper that they should 
be printed in the Register. 

From the Bible of Benjamin Goddard and Descendants. 
"LONDON, Printed by John Bashett . . . MDCCXVI." 4to. 

[Page 1.] 
My father*" Deceasd in y e yeare 1691 

Nathanael Gooddard's Book. 
Brother robertf Deceased y e of november 1716 
Brother JosiahJ deceased y e 14 of November 1720 
My Wife § Deceased y e 26 of November 1737 
[The foregoing items were apparently written by Benjamin 2 Goddard.] 

Nath 11 . Goddard His Bible his Grandfather William Goddard Dec d 
in | Watertown in the Yeare 1691 & left Six Sons Namely | William: 
Joseph: Robert: born in old England [ Benjamin: Josiah: Edw d . born in 
New England 

My Hon d . Father Benf. Goddard Deceas d . Octob r . 24: 1748 | And left 
his Youngest Brother 4 Sons & one Daughter 

M r The Reverend M r . Gibs Pasture of Watertown | Deceas fl . y e latter 
part of Octob r .: 1723: 

[The foregoing apparently written by Nathaniel 3 Goddard.] 

M r : Nathanael Goddard's Wife|| Deceased y e : 3 rd : May 1762 
Elizabeth goddard Juner** | her Bible January y e 4 | 1771 
October 15 1786 my husbandff died | age 37 
[The two items above were written by Elizabeth 4 (Goddard) Norton.] 

[Page 2.] 
September y e 20 day 1771 Cusen hannah BowmanJt died age 20 

* William, 1 son of Edward and (Doyley ) ( J-oddard. 

t Robert, 2 son of* William 1 and Elizabeth (Miles) Goddard. 
t Josiah,* son of William 1 and Elizabeth (Miles') Goddard. 
o Martha, dan. of John and Rebecca (Bordman) Palfrey . 
j; Mary,* dan. of Samuel' and Hannah 8 (Hastings') Cooper. 

** Dau. of John* and niece of Nathaniel ' ( 'oddard j afterwards wife of Norton. 

ft Norton. 

XX Dau. of Samuel 4 and Hannah 4 (Frost) Bowman* 

1899.] The Goddard and Frost Families. 243 

Elizabeth Norton the owner of this Bible was born | augustt 31. 1743 
and was marred November 3 1775 | December 31 1778 Elizabeth our 
first child was born | and lived 6 weeks and 3 days January 4 1780 
Elizabeth | our Second child was born June 22 1782 our third | child was 
born his name was John and lived 10 days | December 22 1783 hannah 
was born 
April 4 1786 my mother goddard* died in the 74 | year of her age 
October 15 1786 my husband died | in the 37 year of his age 
June 24 1700 Elizabeth our Second child died | in the 11 year of her 


October 14 1804 hannah died in 21 year of her age 
April 24 1794 Aunt Bowmanf died in the 84 year | of her age 
Deacon Giddeon Frost} Died July th 1st aged 79 in the year 1803 
January 31 1820 my Brothr§ died in the 79 year | of his age 
[The above page apparently written by Elizabeth 4 (Goddard) Norton.] 

From John GoddaroVs Bible 

Old Testament— " LONDON, Printed by John Baskett. ... 1718" 
New Testament—" OXFORD, Printed by JOHN BASKETT . . . 
MDCCXIX." 8vo. 

[Page 1.] 

John Goddard: | His Bible: 1735. 

Elizabeth Goddard | her Bible 1757 

[Page 2.] 

November y e 27 1737 my | Mother || Dyed 
Father** Dyed y e 24. of October. 1748. 

[Page 3.] 

John Goddard. the Owner of | this Bible was Born y e 18 of | May 1709. 
and was | Maried to Elizebethtt his wife | February y e 19. 1734/5 | Who 
was born y e 7 day of | February, 1713. John our first | Child was borne 
y e 20 day of | September 1736. December y e | 28, 1737. our Second Child 
was | Born who was a Son and lived | About Ten hours: | Martha was 
Borne the 30, of | April. 1739: August. y e 30, 1741 : | Stephen was Borne: | 
Elizebeth was Borne y e 31 of august | 1743. Mayy e 14: 1745. our | third 
Daughter was Born which was | our Sixth Child: who lived | about one 
hour: Ruth was Born v" | first of August: 1746: Ruth Dyed | the Eight 
day of January, 1 7 19. 

[The above pages were written by John 9 Goddard.] 

[Pack 4.] 
march ye 20 day 1760 a grat lire [in] | Bost[on] 

izabeth, 4 dan. of Edmund* and Hannah 3 (Cooper) Frost. 
t Hannah, 4 dan. of Edmund 1 and Hannah' [Cooper] 
Son of Edmund* and Hannah 3 (Cooper) Frost. 

Stephen, 4 -'>n of John* and Elizabeth 4 (Frost) Goddard. 

Martha, dau. of John and Rebecca (Bordman) Palfrey. 
• • Benjamin 1 Goddard. 
ft Dan. of Edmund* and Hannah 1 l 

244 The Goddard and Frost Families. [April, 

[Page 5.] 

mother Frost* died May the 15 | 1767 in y e Eighty fourth year | of her 
[Apparently the foregoing was written by Elizabeth 4 (Frost) Goddard.] 

Wedensday the 19 th of April | the Massacree of the Inhabitans | of New 
England by the Regular | Forces under the Command of | General Gage 
to Inforce the | Parlementory Acts on the Province | of the Massechusetts 
Bay in the year | 1775 

The day of Darkness Now comes on 

When Shall the Light arise 

and So Despell the Clouds away 

and Quicken all our Eyes 

and See those Trators all Depar 

and Leave the Land So free 

that all the after People may 

Rejoice that in it be 

[Page 6.] 
Elizabeth Goddard 

April 9 day 1757 | Govener phipps was | buried 
uncel palfryf | Died December | the 1 71 year of | his age j 1759 
uncel Beniamin Died | in the 55 year [of his] age | December the 9 

[The three preceding items were apparently written by Elizabeth 4 (Goddard) 

[Page 7.] 

December the 9 day 1759 | brother Beniamin Goddard | died in the 55 
year of his age 

September y e 30 day 1760 | brother thomas Goddard died | in the 49 
year of his age 

april the 10 day 1768 | Sister martha Cooper$ died | in the 66 year of 
her age 

October y e 9 1770 brother nathanael | Goddard died aged 78 

[The four preceding items were apparently written by Elizabeth 4 (Frost) 

[Page 8.] 

John our first Child Dyed the | Eleventh Day of march | 1749. In y e 13 
year of his Age | Our Second John was Born y e | Sixth Day of August: 
1750. | our Second John died may y e 9: 1751 | my husband§ died 
may y e 12 : 1751 | In his two and fortyeth year | our martha Dyed 
the nine- | teen Day of June 1751 In y e 13 | year of her age 

november 7 1752 new stoil | my Father frost || dyed 

[The first portion of the above was apparently written by John 3 Goddard, the 
second by his widow Elizabeth 4 (Frost) Goddard.] 

* Hannah, 3 dau. of Samuel 2 and Hannah 3 (Hastings) Cooper. 

t John Palfrey, son of John and Eebecea (Bordman) Palfrey. 

t Widow of Walter 3 Cooper. 

$ John Goddard. 

U Edmund 3 (Ephraim,* Edmund 1 ). 6 Nov. on grave stone. Gideon F. says 13 Nov. 

1899.] The Goddard and Frost Families. 245 

mr. Michel* was mightily affected with a passag | of Luthers if ever 
theare be any Considerable | blow given to y e Devils Kingdom it must 
be | by youth Excellently Educated & god will not | give us Such men by 
mirical Seing he has | vouch Safed us other ways & means to | obtain them, 
learning is an Unworthy guest | to y e Devil & therefore he would fain 
Starve | it out. we Shall not long Retain y e Gospel with | out y e help of 
learning : 

[The above was probably written by John 3 Goddard.] 

October y e 9, 1717. Mr Appelton | was ordained: 
January 17 day 1771 mrs Appelton | died 

Extracts from Deacon Gideon Frost's Bible. 

« OXFORD: Printed by THOMAS BASKETT . . . MDCCLV." 4to. 

[Page 1.] 

Gideon Frost Born June ye 22/1724 

Sarah Frost Born August 26/1728 

Marred in y e year 1753 Janary y e 17 

My Childres Age 
Sarah Frost Born march y e 1/1754 
Gideon Frost Born Octobr y e 14/1755 
John Frost Born march y e 4/1758 
Elezabath Frost Born Novembr y e 15/1760 
Walter Frost Born August y e 19/1766 
Martha Frost Born June y e 29/1769 
William Frost Born April 23/1774 
[The ten items above are in the handwriting of Deacon Frost.] 

[Page 2.] 

John Frost|| died July 29 th 1776 | aged 19 years 

Ann Maria Frothingham died October 179- | aged 3 years 

Walter Cooper Frothingham died december 179- | aged 5 years 

Martha Frostf died October 30 1796 [ aged 4 Years 

Martha Frothingham died april 5 th 1800 | aged 2 Weeks 

Sarah Ann Frostf died October 10 1802 | aged 15 Months 

Martha Ann Frothingham died November | aged 20 Months 

Deacon Gideon Frost died July 1 st 1803 | aged 79 Years 

M rs . Henrietta Frost X died Oc* 7 th . 1803, aged 49 Y rs 

M rs , Sarah Frost § died July 10 th 1805 | aged 76 Y rs 

M rs Martha Frost Wife of Maj r | Walter Frost || died July 30 th 1805 
aged 32 yr 

[M]rs. Lucy Frost wife of William Frost || | [dijed November 25 1809 

M r Thomas Austin died July 30 1816 aged 54 

* Probably the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell. (H. C, 1647.) 
f Daughters of Major Walter^ and Martha (Tufts) Frost, 
t Wife of Dr. Gideon5 Frost. 

Wife of Deacon Gideon 4 Frost, and dau. of John Ireland. 
|| Sons of Gideon 4 and Sarah (Ireland) Frost. 

24 6 Notes and Queries, [April, 

Extracts from Deacon Gideon Frost's note-booh. 

Fatbar Frost* dide November | 13 day 1752 /73 year of Lis | age 

Mother Frostf niay lo 17G7 | in the 84 year of her age 

my Sun John Frost dide | July 20 day in 19 year of his | age at Boston 

of the Small pock 

Mother Iarland % dide October 1775 /73 | year of her age 
Father Iarland § dide April | 2 day 178G in 80 year of his | age 
Sister Goddard || dide April | 2 day 1786 in 73 year of her | age 
Brother Stepheu Frost dide July 10 1749 | 31 year of his age 
Brother Edmand Frost dide | April 16 day 1775 in 60 year of | his age 
Sister BowmanH dide April 24 1794 | in the 84 year of her age 
June 22 1795 

this day I am 71 | yeares old Gideon Frost 



Bridgf/water Eecords. — Juno 13th. Josiali Newton of Brookfield &. Hannah 

Sherman of Bridgewater. 
June 25th. Alexander Munro & Mary Hutchinson, both of Bridgewater. 
Aug. 8th. Azariah Beal & Bathsheba Bisbee, both of Bridgewater. 
Octobr. 3d. Mr. Adam Porter of Abiugton &, Mrs. Deborah Gannett of 

Decembr. 31st. Robert Young & Molly Kingman, both of Bridgewater. 
April 17th. Obadiah Hearsy of Abiugton & Naomi Reed of Bridgewater. 
May 8 tli. James Richards, of Newtown & Dorotha Packard of Bridgewater. 

Were marryd. by Samuel Angier. 
The above marriages were returnd. to Deacon Nathanl Brett, then Town 
Clerk of Bridgewater, to be by him euterd. & recorded in ye town book July 7th, 
1777. Samuel Angier. 

Recorded Anno Domini, 1795 in the 3d Book of Records 201st page. 

Eliakim Howard. 
Copied from original papers now in my possession. 

Brockton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1899. Loring W\ PDffer, Notary Public 

Fressingfleld Vicarage, 
Harlcstom England, 21 Dec., 1896 

These family notes may be useful for the Register. I only lighted on them 
in Yarmouth yesterday. With every good wish for the new \ i 

I am yours very truly, 

J.J. Raven. 

The late Mr. John Parkinson Hall, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, 

bequeathed his elder son, the present Mr. William Towler a " Geneva" Bible, 

1685, containing notes of the 1 1 a 11, Towler, Woodcock and Parkinson families 

as far back as L661. Mr. Thomas Hall, brothel of the late .Mr. J. P. Hall, was 

* Edmund' (Ephraim,* Edmund 1 ). Nov. on grave stone. 
t Hannah,* dau. of Samuel* and Hannah* (Hastings) Cooper. 

1 Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Hannah ( Blanchard) Snephf rd. 
; John, sou of Abraham and Abigail (Greenland) Ireland. 

■ I ost), w iif of John 1 Goddard. 
" Hannah* (Frost) wife of Samuel Bowman. 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 247 

much engaged in the American trade. On the first page of the treatise entitled 
11 The humor of the -whole Scripture," &C., which is bound up with this Bible, is 
written: 17." 7 


22 and a little way below, apparently in a coeval hand, 

11 Thomas Hali died In America." 

Branding FOB Manslaughter. — I find the following entry in the diary of 
Rev. Daniel Rogers, of Exeter, N.H., under date of Nov. 10, 1779 : 

• I attend the Trial of Ju u Howe, of Portsmouth, for Killing Mr. Rowel, of 
Fortsni'. He was endited for Murder. lie had a lair Trial of 8 Hours, was 
by the Jury bro't in the verdict 'Guilty of Man-Slaughter. ' And Accord- 
ing to Law was tliis Day at the Bar in the Presence of the Court burnt in the 
Hand, and discharged from his Imprisonment." John T. PERRY. 

Exeter, N, II. 


WESTON. — The Rev. Isaiah Weston, grandfather of ex-Lieut. -Gov. Byron 
Weston, was the son of Zachariah Weston, Jr., of Plympton. Who was his 
mother? The Weston Genealogy says she was a daughter of Dr. Pomeroy of 
Middleborough; that Isaiah Weston was born in 1770 ; and that he had a 
brother Zachariah who married Sarah Wood and died in 1794. These state- 
ments, however, appear to be incorrect. The family record gives as the date 
of Isaiah Weston's birth Feb. 1, 1773. According to Middleborough records, 
Zachariah Weston married Sarah Wood Dec. G, 1770. The date of Zachariah 
Weston the 3d's birth is not known, but he is mentioned in the Weston Gen- 
ealogy after a Bister born in 1754. Is it probable, then, that he married Sarah 
W 1 in 1770? 

Again, Plymouth records show that the Zachariah Weston who died in 1794 
the father of Isaiah, and that he left a widow Sarah. There seems little 
doubt, then, that the mother of Isaiah Weston was Sarah Wood. 

:aii Wood, daughter of John J. and Sarah, was born at Middleborough 
Sept. 12, 1742. Was she the mother of Rev. Isaiah Weston? If so, who were 
the parents of John J. and Sarah Wood? Chas. Lyman Shaw. 

Astoria, New York. 

Murray. — 810.00. — Ten dollars will be paid for date and place of birth, and 
parents of Joseph Murray. He was bora abont i<;'.»!». On Fairfield, Conn., 
Probate Records, Jan. .">. 1715, he chose Thomas Bennett of Strut ford, Conn., 
to be his guardian. On New Milford, Conn., Land Records, Nov. 8, 1723, he 
as " resident in the town of Stratford." 
, April I'), 17LM, he married Hannah Patterson of St ratford, Conn., and 
moved to Newtown, Conn., where tin- following children were born : — Elizabeth, 
Jan. 24, 1725, married .John Henry Hearing. James, May J'.», J 727, married 

■ Ifawlev. John, July 2, 172!), married Martha Howard. Mary, Oct. 2, 
married .\m<>- Northrop, 
out 17;;;; he removed to New Milford, Conn., where the following children 
were born: — Elisha, March 19, I7;;i. Hannah, July 27, L786. Ruby, March 12, 
i, married Ezra Dunning. Parthena, .Inn'' 7, 1741, married Lemuel Hotch- 
Uaven. Joseph, Feb. 27, 1744, married Isabella Bnrritt. l'hile- 
Aug. l'. 171';. Eunice, July 16, 1749. a. Mi rbat. 

Brooklyn, X. 1. 

Welsh wo m iii.k i-'amii ii>. — Is thi record <>f John and Jacob Welsh 

families <>: Boston or it> Immediate riclnityf John Welsh bought <>f the 

at Land Company " three thousand acres of land in Ohio, In 1808 

he sent bis son Jaco • W< Ish to look after the laud. Jacob Welsh founded the 

□ of Welshfleld, Geai - Ohio, dow called Troy. He broughl with 

him his eldest daughter, Mary Paj Lsh, mj grandmother. Mr. Parkman, 

248 Notes and Queries. [April, 

of Boston, who had invested in lands, came with them, and he founded Park- 
man in the same county and State. The relatives are the Parker, Gordon, 
Hancock and Prentice families. I have some family portraits painted on 
Ivory, one marked with name of Caroline Elizabeth Hancock, one marked 
Caroline's mother, and one a handsome bland man in military dress; also one of 
the Welsh family monument with names and dates thereon, handsome silver 
with M.W. 1777, S.W. 1777. These portraits, silver and many other things I 
have indicate that they must have been a family of education and refinement, 
and certainly of some means. A. C. Smith. 

119 Wood St., Painesville, Ohio. 

Gibbs.— Jacob Gibbs, born in Windsor, Conn., moved to Litchfield Co., had 
son John, born about 1710-11. Whom did John marry? 

A John Gibbs lived in Lebanon, Conn., had wife Sarah . Sarah what? 

John Gibbs had son Isaac. Isaac married Lucy what ? 

John Gibbs above was born about 1700. Perhaps he is the same John born 
1710-11, son of Jacob. 

Zebulon Gibbs lived in Litchfield, Conn. Was married and had a large 
family. I have all the records except the name of Zebulon's wife. Can any 
one tell me who she was? 

Zebulon Gibbs was a son of Benjamin Gibbs and Abigail Marshall. They 
lived in Litchfield ; went there from Windsor. L. R. Sanford. 

Regent Sagoyewatha Chapter D. A. B., Seneca Falls, N.Y. 

Eames and other Queries. — Can any one give me full dates, with authority 
for same, of marriage of John Eames (b. Jan. 10, 1687, at Framingham, Mass.) 
to Joanna Buckminster, dau. of Col. Joseph. 

Marriage of John Eames (b. Dec. 15, 1742) to Ruth, dau. of Capt. Hezekiah 
Stone of Framingham, and his wife Ruth How of Sudbury. 

Marriage of Hezekiah Eames, son of John and Ruth, to Persis Butler, dau. 
of Capt. Eli Butler. 

Marriage of Joseph Butler, of Wethersfield, Ct., to Mary, dau. of Ensign 
William Goodrich. 

Marriage of Comfort Star (b. 1644) to Marah, dau. of Capt. Joseph Weld. 

Marriage of Elisha Stocking (b. 1714) to Margery, dau. of Sergt. Francis 

Marriage of John Graves, of Hatfield, to Mary, daughter of Lieut. Samuel 
Smith. Edward A. Claypool. 

219 Dearborn Ave., Chicago, HI. 

Henry Wright.— My ancestor, Henry Wright, appears in Dorchester, Mass., 
as a land owner in 1634, and he was admitted as a freeman on May 16, 1635. 
His wife's name was Elizabeth, and they had two children— Mary Wright, born 
April 1, 1635, and Samuel Wright, born Feb. 14, 1637, both at Dorchester. 

Can you tell me what ship Henry and Elizabeth came to Dorchester in ? 

Several vessels are mentioned in history as having landed their passengers at 
Dorchester. Among these was The Mary and John. 

Any information which you can give me will be gladly received. 

Boom 12, State Capitol, Hartford, Conn. A. J. Wright. 

Miscellaneous Queries No. I. : — 

Parker. — Can any one tell me the full names of the father and of the mother 
of Robert Parker? His daughter Jane married Dec. 16, 1677, Johu Isham, of 
Barnstable, Mass. She was born March 31, 1664. 

James. — Full names wanted of the father and of the mother of Sarah 
James, who married the above named Robert Parker. Also when and when 
sin- was born, married and died. 

Would like to learn the surname of Dorothy, wife of Thomas Lord, one of 
the founders of Hartford, Ct. Is it true that she was the daughter of William 
Bulkley, of Boxy, England? If not, who were her father and her mother'/ 

Piqxia, Ohio. Augusta I. Hicks. 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 249 

Miscellaneous Queries No. II. : — 

Chamberlain. — Harvey Chamberlain died in Pomfret, Ct., May 9, 1817, aged 
52 vcar>. His parentage is earnestly desired. 

Mallory.—EWsha Mallory died March 23, 1812, aged 76 years. He had 
brothers Peter and Eliakim. His parentage is also desired. Two (2) dollars 
Will be paid to any one answering either query — if accompanied with proofs. 

New Haven House, New Haven, Ct. Mrs. W. H. Moseley. 

Miscellaneous Queries No. III. : — 

1. Obadiah Coolidge, bom 1GG4; died 1706; married Elizabeth Rouse of Hart- 
ford, Feb. 28, 1685-6; settled in Sudbury, but returned to Watertown 1604. 
What was the parentage of Elizabeth Rouse? 

2. Samuel Sawin, according to Worcester Marriages in Wore. Soc. Antiq., 
vol. 12. p. 417, married Mary Wilson of Sudbury, June 19, 1760. Elsewhere 
this Mary Wilson is always spoken of as Mary (or Molly) Wasson. I am unable 
to trace her parentage, and should be grateful for information concerning her. 

3. John Hayward was at Watertown 1636-7, Dedham 1650, and died in 
Charles town about 1673, aged 79. Was he father of John Haywood (or Hey- 
wood) who lived in Concord from 1650 and earlier, and died there Jan. 11, 1711? 

Light on the above queries would be welcome to yours sincerely, 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. William A. Houghton. 

The Privateer " Grand Turk." — I want to know about this vessel which was 
fitted out during the Revolution, by the Laightons, wealthy ship owners. On 
her second trip she was captured by the British and taken to Halifax where 
her officers and crew (who survived the harsh treatment) were kept five years, 
1778-1783. My great-grandfather, Eligood Mills, was one of the officers and 
was a prisoner until the close of the Revolution. I know the fact, but want 
some record to prove it. Mrs. Mary H. Curran. 

Public Library, Bangor, Me. 

Hekbidoe. — Can any one assist me to discover any one by the name of 
Herridge in this country? In 1683 I find that Dorothy Herridge married an 
ancestor, but the name is a most unusual one and I have failed to discover any 
one bearing that name, although I have been on the hunt for several weeks. 

19 Jjnion Square West, New York City. C. R. Clifford. 

Ingraham — Blake. — Captain Duncan Ingraham, of Boston, son of Joseph 

and Mary (Macfarland) Ingraham, baptized Nov. 29, 1726, married Dec. 7, 

1749, Susanna Blake. She died March 18, 1770, in her 45th year. I will be 

V'T\ grateful to any one who can give me information as to where to look for 

ancestry. R. P. Robins, M.D. 

J J 10 Pine St., Philadelphia. 

The French Ai:my arrived at Boston from Virginia during the month of 
ember, 17*2, having marched 666 miles. The volume in the Library of 
_t. :ss contains illustrations of fifty-four camps, the last one in Dedham. 
Did they camp in Boston; if so, where? A. A. Folbom. 

LlTTLKFTELD. — Who were 1 lie parents of Mary Littlefleld who married John 
Harden, of Braintree, in L71 Charles Shaw. 

Astoria, L. I. 

Parmrntee \m> h wih.w— Who were the ancestors, or father and mother, 
of [saiah Parmenter, born about 1740? He married Lydia Hayden. 

\\\\') were the ancestors] or father and mother, of Lydia Hayden, born In 
1744? She married [saiah Parmenter. They were supposed to have lived at 

a, Conn., but later removed to Stockbrldge, Vt. Lydia J. MOBBT. 
s 96 A '., Chicago t III. 

VOL. liii. 16 

250 Notes and Queries, [April, 


Saltonstall-Knyvet ; a Correction. — I have had my attention called, by 
two most esteemed correspondents, to the discrepancies between my note on 
these names in the January number of the Register and the authentic records. 
I am the more troubled because I am afraid that facts with which I was well 
acquainted assumed a positively erroneous look through the very uncouth form 
of one or two of my sentences. 

It seems to me the most effective correction and assurance that I sinned 
through awkwardness rather than ignorance will be by giving the pedigree as 
kindly sent me by my valued correspondent and kinswoman already mentioned, 
Miss Katherine Knyvet Wilson of Swaffham. 

Sir John Bourchier (Baron Berners) = Margaret, heiress of Sir Richard Berners. 

Sir Humphrey Bourchier = Elis. Tilney. 
killed at Barnet 1471 (v. p.) 

John Bourchier, Baron = Catherine Howard. 
Berners, Translator of Froissart. I 

Jane (Joan) Bourchier = Edmund Knyvet. 

John Knyvet of Plumstead = Agnes Harcourt. 

Abigail Knyvet= Martin Sedley. 

Meriell or Muriel Sedley = Brampton Gurdon. Sir Thomas Knyvet. 

Meriell or Muriel Gurdon = Richard Saltonstall. 

Nathaniel Saltonstall et al. 
I have omitted various titles, hereditary, personal and official. 

For one monstrous blunder I have no excuse. The Lord Chancellor of 
Edward III. was Sir John Knyvet, not Sir Thomas. I know not if it improves 
matters to say "I knew better." To another criticism, that I have converted 
Jane Bourchier into Joan, I would reply that Johanna, Joanna, Joan, Jane, 
Jean and other forms are used with little discrimination in the 16th century. 

William Everett. 

Correction.— Parsons.— Vol. 27, p. 84, contains statement that Anna Par- 
sons, wife of Philip, died July 15, 1752. An original MS. in hands of Dr. 
Edward F. Parsons of Thompsonville, Conn., written by Thomas Parsons, son 
of said Philip, records that Thomas Parson's wife Mary died July 15, 1752. 
Date of death of Anna, wife of Philip, still eagerly sought. 

1539 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. Francis Olcott Allen. 

Needham. — In the list of "Books, Pamphlets, and Newspapers that con- 
tain Historical and Genealogical Matter relative to the Town of Needham," con- 
tributed by me to the January Register, I omitted to mention a topographical 
description of the town written by the Rev. Stephen Palmer, A.M., and pub- 
lished in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society for 1814 
(volume I. of the 2d series). I did not think it necessary to refer to the 
gazetteers, although Spofford, Hayward and Nason all give good but brief 
descriptions of Needham, 1828-1874. An important church history has ap- 
peared since I wrote for the January Register. It is the History of the 
Wellesley Congregational Church, formerly the church in the West Parish of 

1899.] Notes and Queries. 251 

Needham, by the minister, Rev. Edward Herrick Chandler. The Needham town 
report for 1899 contains a list of forty-six Revolutionary soldiers, whose burial 
places are known, with particulars. George K. Clarke. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Foster's "Our Ancestral Families." — Joseph Foster, A.M., the eminent 
genealogist and antiquary, whose books have frequently been praised by us, 
has issued a prospectus with specimen pages and illustrations of a new work 
by him. The full title is "Our Ancestral Families, with their Paternal Coat 
Armour, on the basis of ' Guillim's Display of Heraldry,' to which are added 
the Names of the Armorial Progenitors of many Eighteenth and Nineteenth 
Century Families. Illustrated with more than 2000 Facsimiles of Ancient 
Coats of Arms reproduced from Guillim and from Heraldic MSS. in the British 
Museum, and a similar number of Modern Designs of Arms of the Existing 
Peers, Baronets and Gentry. By Joseph Foster. London." Subscribers' 
names received by Mr. Foster, 21 Boundary Road, London, N. W., and by all 

The published prices are for the Drawing Room Edition, £3. 10s. net; for 
the Library Edition, £2. 10s. net. We commend the work to our readers. This 
work will take the place of a work announced by him about three years ago 
under the title of "Noble and Gentle Men of Coat Armour." Mr. Foster has 
collected a large quantity of material for that work which will now be used in 
" Our Ancestral Families." 

Sunderland, Mass. — A genealogical register of the families of Sunderland, 
Mass., is being prepared by Miss Abbie T. Montague of that town. This work 
was begun by Henry W. Taft of Pittsfield. Miss Montague will, as far as pos- 
sible, trace each family back to the immigrant ancestor. In the parts of her 
work, she desires the assistance of all persons interested in Sunderland families. 

Town Histories in Preparation. 

Chatham, Conn. — East Hampton Congregational Church. — A history of this 
church is in preparation. It will make a volume of about 250 pages, and will 
contain an account of the exercises and addresses on the 150th anniversary of 
its organization, November 30, 1898, with an appendix of original documents. 
The price of the book, which will be illustrated and bound in cloth, will be 
one dollar, or $1.25 postpaid. Address S. Miles Bevin, East Hampton, Conn. 

Defiance, Ohio. — Dr. Charles. E. Slocum, for nearly thirty years a resident 
of Defiance, Ohio, has been for some length of time engaged in gathering the 
history of that city and its vicinity with a view to its publication. The range 
of his work embraces the geology, including evidences of the ice age, of the 
Maumee Valley; pre-historic mounds and sketches of the red men who made 
the courses of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers their thoroughfares of travel 
long previous to the advent of Europeans; the early French adventurers 
and settlers of the seventeenth century and the red men as changed by con- 
tact with them; the early American settlers of the latter part of the eighteenth 
and early part of the nineteenth centuries, and the changes and developments 
that have occurred during the nineteenth- century. The book will be fully 

Oakham, Mass. — Charles M. Packard, Esq., of Oakham, Mass., is gathering 
material for a genealogical history of the town of Oakham, Massachusetts. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 

252 Notes and Queries. [April, 

■chilly service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other oil' 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 

christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Chose, or Chace.— William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn., i9 
preparing histories of the following families, viz. Chase or Chace, Holmes, Fon- 
tane or Fountain, and Perry. 

Fletcher.— Ml. Charles R. Fletcher of Watertown, Mass., has undertaken the 
preparation of a revised edition of the Fletcher Genealogy. All persons inter- 
ested are requested to send corrections and additions to him at once. 

Foniane or Fountain.— By William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn. 
(See Chase). 

Fit rbish or Furbush. — By F. B. Furbish, 31 Crescent St., Cambridge, Mass. 
Mr. Furbish is preparing a history of the descendants of William Furbish of 
Kittcry (now Eliot), Maine. He has now records of most of the early families. 

Gorham. — By Henry S. Gorham, Esq., 197 Wilson St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. 
Gorham has a large collection of data for a history of the family descended 
from Capt. John and Desire (Howland) Gorham of Barnstable, Mass. Francis 
W. Sprague, Esq., of Boston, Mass., has done considerable work in tracing the 
early generations of this family and has given his material to Mr. Gorham. 

Holmes. — By William A. Eardeley-Thomas of Middletown, Conn. — (See 

Lav:rence. — By William Frederic Hoehn, general secretary of the Young 
Men's Christian Association, Quincy, Mass. Mr. Hoehn is preparing a genealogy 
of the Lawrence Family of New Jersey. 

Litchfield. — Wilford J. Litchfield of Southbridge, Mass., is at work on a his- 
tory of this family, and wishes members of the family to assist him by sending 
records of their particular branches. 

Perry. — By William A. Eardelej^-Thomas of Middletown, Conn. — (See Chase.) 

Saicyer.—~F. B. Sawyer of Otisfield Gore, Maine, is preparing a genealogy 
of the Sawyer family, and all desceutants in female as well as in male lines, as 
far as possible. Those connected with the family are requested to send him all 
the particulars they can. 

Shears. — A genealogy of this family, branches of which spell the name 
Shearer, Schearer, Scherer, and Sheir, is being compiled by Mr. George Thurs- 
ton Waterman of the New York State Library, Albany, N. Y. 

Thurston. — Mr. George Thurston Waterman, of the New York State Library, 
is collecting material for a history of the descendants of Job Thurston (No. 
5727 in the second edition of the Thurston Geuealogy by Brown Thurston) who 
married Dorcas, daughter of John and Anna Garnsey of Dutchess Count v. New 

Troicbridge. — Francis B. Trowbridge, Esq., P. 0. Box 1605, New Haven, 
Conn., author of the Ashley, Champion and Hoadley families, has in preparation 
a revised and enlarged genealogy of the Trowbridge family, of which the earliest 
progenitor was Thomas Trowbridge, a native of Taunton. England, who emi- 
grated to this country in 1G3G, and settled in Dorchester. Mass., removing in 
1G38 to New Haven, Conn. The genealogy will contain what can be discovered 
of the English ancestry of the family, and also family registers of births, 
deaths, biographical sketches, epitaphs, wills, inventories, deeds, journals, 
diaries and old letters and other documents. It will be illustrated with family 
portraits, views of old Trowbridge homesteads, and family relics. The bio- 
graphical sketches will be a special feature. Send for circular. 

I'"//.— Henry II. Vail, Esq., 322 West 75th St., New York city, is preparing 
for publication a history of the family descended from Jeremiah Vail who was 
in Salem, Mass., in L639, and removed to Bouthold, Long Island. 

Waterman.— Mi. William n. Waterman of New Bedford, Mass., Is writing a 

genealogy of the family of this name whose progenitor was Richard Waterman 

of Rhode Island. Qeorge Thurston Waterman, of the New fork State Library, 

' work on a history of the descendants of Robert Waterman of Mar>hlicld, 


1899.] Societies and their Proceedings, 253 


Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, 5 October, 1S9S. — A stated meeting was 
held in Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's house, 18 Somerset street, at half past 
two o'eloek, this afternoon. Bey. Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, A.M., presided. 

The monthly reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the His- 
toriographer and the Council were severally presented, read, accepted and ordered 
on tile. 

The deaths of Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, a Vice President and benefactor 
of the Society ; of George Plumer Smith, a member and benefactor, and of Hon. 
Frederic Walker Lincoln, one of the oldest members, were announced, and tri- 
butes, in memoriam, to each presented, read, accepted and adopted by the Society. 
Copies, in each case, were ordered to be engrossed and sent to the families or 

Commander F. M. Wise, U. S. N., was introduced at three o'clock. He pro- 
ceeded to read a paper, from the pen of George Eugene Belknap, LL.D., Rear 
Admiral U. S. N. (who was prevented by illness from attendance), entitled, 
Service in the Home Squadron, 1850, 1SG0 and 1SG1. The paper was applauded 
and thanks voted to both author and reader. 

The Treasurer announced the receipt of a gift of one thousand dollars C$1000), 
from William C. Todd, esq., of Atkinson, N. EL, a member of the Society; and 
a letter from the douor read relating the circumstances and views which prompt- 
ed the gift. The Society voted to accept the gift with its trust, and passed reso- 
lutions of thanks and gratitude to Mr. Todd. 

Five resident members were elected. 

2 Nov* mbt r, — A stated meeting was held this afternoon at the usual time and 
place. Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., presided. 

Current reports from the Librarian, the Historiographer and the Council were 
presented, read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Hon. Albert Davis Bosson, A.M., of Chelsea, read a paper on The Battle of 
Chi Isea, 1775, which was cordially received, thanks returned and a copy soli- 
cited for the archives of the Society. 

Twenty-three resident members were elected. 

A committee of nomination- was elected, consisting of F. E. Blake, A. D. 
Bosson, I), (r. Haskins, A. 1). Hodges and II. F. Jenks, and a vote of thanks 
passed to William Sumner Appleton, A.M., for an index to the wills of the 
itors in Waters's Gleanings, presented to the Society. 

7 !>• '-, mber. — The stated meeting was held as usual. 

Six resident members were elected and reports tiled from the Librarian and 
the ' louncil. 

mu«i Hoyt, esq., of Newburyport, read a paper on Romance and Social 
I aies, for which thanks were returned and a copy requested for 

tie' archl 

-/ ' — The stated meeting was held as usual. Charles Sidney 

I. aign, LL.B., presided. 

trresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Council severally made 

• resident member^ were elected. 

it. T. Stanhope Hill, editor of the Cambridge Tribune, read :i paper entitled 
A Tanka in ''>■ Track of Magellan, of unusual interest owing to current public 

its, for which thanks were tendered and a copy requested for preservation 
in t - ty's archiv< 

11 January. — The Society held it> Annua] Meeting in Marshal] P. Wilder 
hai: fternoon, Rev. Henry Allen Bazen, I). I)., presiding. 

The annual re] {responding Secretary, tie- Librarian, the Conn- 

ell, the Treasurer and tie- Trustees of t be Kidder Fund wen m •rally presented, 
d and ordered on file. 

further time was granted the Historiographer for the filing of hli annua] 
report, ow ing to serious nine- 

256 Book Notices. [April, 

Honiton in 1530. By Mrs. Frances B. Troup. 8vo. pp. 12, 
A Forgotten Page of the Eccli siastieal History of Seaton, in Devonshire. By Mrs. 
Frances B. Troup. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Here we have two papers read before the Devonshire Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, Literature and Art, at the meeting of that association in 
Honiton, Devonshire, August, 1898, and reprinted from its Transactions. 

In the Honiton pamphlet, Mrs. Troup pictures the place and its surroundings 
about the year 1530, derived from authentic sources in print and mauuscript. 
She acknowledges her indebtedness for assistance to W. H. H. Rogers and the 
Rev. Prebendary Huegeston-Randolph. 

In the next pamphlet, Mrs. Troup gives some interesting facts in the history 
of the parish of Seaton in Devon. " There is a period of more than half a cen- 
tury in the ecclesiastical history of Seaton," says Mrs. Troup, "which has 
b en left blank by such historians as the little town possesses. It is a some- 
wehat curious episode that took place at that time, and the very fact that the 
advowson w y as in the possession of people outside of the county may help to 
explain this silence of writers on the history of Devon." There are, however, 
in the neighborhood county of Dorset, in the borough archives of Dorchester, 
a number of documents that throw light upon the course of events, from 
which and from other authentic sources, the author gleans many interesting 
facts in the history of Seaton. In the Appendix it gives some biographical notes 
of Seaton incumbents, among whom were Rev. Henry Parynton, whose con- 
nection with the Winthrop and other Puritan families is well known. 

Mrs. Troup has done good work for the history of the English ancestors of 
the New England settlers since her residence in England. 

A Brief History of the United States. By Susan Pendleton Lee, author of a 
school history of the United States ; Life of Gen. William N. Pendleton. 
With questions and summaries for reviews and essays. Prepared for use in 
public and private schools. Richmond, Va. : B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. 
No date. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 416. Price 75 cts. 

This school book has been prepared with a view to cover the facts of the his- 
tory of the United States, within a single school year. It divides its subject 
into five periods. The treatment of the first three periods, covering the time 
down to the close of the Revolutionary war, follows the well beaten track of 
similar compendiums. The fourth period, that under the constitution to the 
commencement of the civil war, is highly creditable. The fifth and last period, 
covering the administration of Lincoln and his successors to 1895, is written 
from a southern aspect, and with a warm, womanly devotion to the "lost 
cause." The author presents her historical sketches in a series of generally 
brief paragraphs, without close attempt at consecutive narrative. We notice 
few errors in dates, names, or eveuts. The Dutch settlement on the Hudson 
river, at Beverwyk, is called, on page 28, by its English name, Albany, seventy 
years too early; and Mr. Atherton, senator from New r Hampshire, is called 
Abberton, on page 190. 

The book is written in an interesting style, is provided with ample foot notes, 
array of authorities, with summaries, questions and indices. The Constitution 
of the United States, with the amendments, forms an appendix. The work is 
well printed and handsomely illustrated with portraits, landscapes, public 
buildings, maps and sketches of historical scenes. It deserves a large patronage 
at the South which, in common with other sections, it declares to be " the home 
of a brave, patriotic people, walking in the fear of God and maintaining the 
true principles of free government." 

Jl'j Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville. 

TJte Genealogical Magazine', a Journal of Family History, Heraldry and Pedigrees. 
London: Elliot Stock, (32 Paternoster Row. New York: J. W. Bouton, 
10 West 28th Street. Published mouthy. Price, one shilling, in handsome 
imperial octavo, tastefully printed in old-face type, and Illustrated. The first 
volume of this work (12 numbers) can be obtained, handsomely bound iu 
cloth with gilt top, price L5s. 

This magazine wm commenced in May, l s;>7, and has now reached its twenty- 
inl number, completing one volume and ten numbers of the second volume. 

The variety of the matter in the numbers now issued proves the need of such a 

1899.] Booh Notices. 257 

periodical, "whose design is to "provide articles that shall possess an interest 
for the general reader who knows but little of genealogy or heraldry, and which 
shall yet possess that accuracy which is essential to the expert." The contents 
of the February number now before us shows the scope and character of the 
magazine, namely : 1, A Calendar of the Duchy of Lancaster, by Ethel Stokes; 
2, The Grant of a Crest to the City of Nottingham ; 3, Notes of the Walpoles, 
with some account of a Junior Branch ; 4, The Arms of Mowbray and Howard, 
by H. S. Vade-Walpole ; 5, An Old Scottish Manuscript, by Charles S. Ko- 
manes; 6, A Treatise on the Law concerning Names and Changes of Names; 
7, Royal Descent of Carlyon; 8, Reviews; 9, Queries and Correspondence; 10, 
A Gazette of the Month, being a Chronicle of Creations, Deaths and other 
matters; 11, By the Way. The editor " in ' By the Way' deals with the gene- 
alogical and heraldic points which from time to time have promiuence in the 
Public Press." 

Tic M'issachuseUs Bay Currency, 1690-1750. By Andrew McFarland Davis. 
Worcester, Mass., U. S. A. : Press of Charles Hamilton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 17. 

This is another of the many pamphlets which Mr. Davis has issued on sub- 
jects pertaining to the history of the currency of Massachusetts, one of which, 
a List of the Partners of the Land Bank, appeared in the Register for April 
and July, 1896. The present pamphlet gives a list of the colony bills issued 
from 1G90 to 1750, as far as they could be obtained. He appends in tabular form 
a list of the " Engraved Plates and the Denominational Changes of the Colony 
Bills " between those dates. The list is " based upon references in the Statutes, 
and in the archives, as well as upon information derived from specimens of the 
currency." It will be found of much service by historical students. 

Memoir of Capt. William Traske of Salem, Mass., 1628-1666. By William 
Blake Trask, A.M. Boston : Printed for Private Distribution. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 18. 

This is a reprint from the January number of the Register. Mr. Trask has 
for many years been collecting material about his ancestors, and in this pam- 
phlrt gives us a summary of the result of his researches about his emigrant 
ancestor. Every fact has been subjected to the keenest scrutiny, and nothing 
which the author considered doubtful has been admitted. 

We have reason to hope that Mr. Trask will soon be able to contribute a 
paper on the early descendants of Capt. William Trask, for which he has col- 
lected much material. 

the First Church in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1638-1888, 1698-1898. 

Exeter : Printed for the Parish. 1898. 8vo. pp. 129. Sold at the News 
Letter office, Exeter, N. H. 

"On the 13th and 14th of November, 1898," says the preface, "the First 
Church and Parish of Exeter celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of the 
reorganization of the Church, and the one hundredth of the house of worship 
still in use." On the third of June, 1888, the late Rev. Swift Byington, who was 
then pastor of the church, delivered an historical sermon, as " the church's 
contribution to the quadro-millennial celebration by the town." The addresses 
delivered in November last, and Mr. Byington's sermon preached ten years be- 
fore, are printed in this volume, which is an important contribution to the his- 
tory of Exeter. 

The anniversary sermon in November was preached by Rev. Wilbert L. Ander- 
son, the pastor, and the closing address was by Rev. Burton W. Lockhart, D.I). 
Both are able productions. But the most valuable paper is "The Church His- 
tory," by John Taylor Perry, who has made a thorough investigation of his 
subject. We have the result of his labors in these pages, n fills 87 pages, or 
more than two thirds of the book. Be contends, and we think rightly, for the 
chronological continuity of the church organized by Wheelwright in 1688, to 
Which Rev. Samuel Dudley officiated for thirty-three years. There have been 
many exciting scenes in the religions history of Exeter, particularly that caused 
by the preaching of Whitfield, and led to the founding of I new church, i 
which Rev. Daniel Rogers was settled. Mr. Rogers kept a diary which Is still 
preserved In the Library of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, and 
Which bag b<eu used by Mr. Perry In preparing his history. 

The edition of this hook consisted of 826 copies, sold to subscribers at, tlfty- 
cents per copy. Only 14 copies wen- left unsold early In .March. 

258 Booh JVotices. [April, 

History of Northampton, Mass., from its Settlement in 1654. By James Russell 
Trumbull. Vol. I. Northampton : 1898. 8vo. pp. 577, with map. To be 
completed in 3 volumes. Price net, $5.00 a vol. in cloth, or $6.50 a vol. in 
morocco. Sold by J. R. Trumbull, 45 Prospect St. , Northampton, Mass. ; and 
by George E. Littlefleld, 67 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. 

This volume is a very valuable contribution, not only to the history of North- 
ampton, but to the early colonial history of Massachusetts as well. The men 
of Northampton played a very important part in the early development of our 
colonial history. But if Northampton was noteworthy for nothing else it would 
be forever famous so long as love for the Puritan faith is cherished as having 
been for a long period the home and scene of the labors of Jonathan Edwards. 
That grand intellect and grander life (so graphically portrayed by Dr. A. V. G. 
Allen, in his appreciative and yet critical biography of this great man, one of 
New England's greatest men) will be forever the admiration and the wonder 
of all scholarly men. There can be no question that Edwards was the greatest 
theologian that New England (that nursery of great men) has ever produced. 
Possessing an acute and brilliant mind, he sedulously added to the stores of 
knowledge accumulated in his youth by earnest and assiduous study. Of great 
power as a preacher (almost rivalling the fiery Whitefield) in his strong and 
forceful presentation of gospel truth from his pulpit in the frontier settlements, 
in " his deep and dark Northampton woods," as a logician, he surpassed this 
great evangelical preacher of righteousness. It is doubtful if Calvin himself 
ever laid a more impregnable basis of theology. His voluminous works (seem- 
ingly almost perfect in conception and detail) have for generations in the past, 
as they will for generations to come, furnished an almost inexhaustible store- 
house of material for a souud system of theology. It is hardly possible for 
criticism to find any flaw or defect in the remarkable system of theology which 
he built up. By nature a mystic, Edwards yet combined with his thought the 
clear, unerring and exact reason of the thoroughly trained theologian. It is 
hardly possible for even those who have been trained in the severe logic of the 
schools to fully comprehend his wonderful life work as represented in his sys- 
tem of theology. Here we have no barren system of philosophy merely, but the 
sure foundation and careful building of one of the greatest systems of theology 
known to the Christian church. No one but a mystic, a Christian mystic, could 
have reared so grand a fabric. It is probable that no theologian of modern 
times, it is certain that no theologian that this country has ever produced, has 
rendered such splendid service to the cause of Christian doctrine and morality 
as Jonathan Edwards. It is certain that no American theologian, perhaps no 
English-speaking theologian, has so profoundly influenced the thought and life 
of our race. Harsh and severe as some of his views may seem to us of this 
later age, it is difficult to see how we can avoid the inexorable conclusions of 
this Christian prophet and seer. 

By Daniel Rollins, of Boston. 

Old Ipsivich : A Magazine of Local Genealogy and History. Lewis Richard 
Hovey, Ipswich, Mass. : The Independent Press Publishers, 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 2+18. Published monthly. Terms, $1.00 per annum. Address Lewis 
It. Hovey, lock box 56, Ipswich, Mass. 

This is the first number of a magazine which is intended to contain historical 
matter relative to the ancient town of Ipswich. It is a worthy object and 
deserves patronage. 

Biographical Notes of and by Nathaniel Silsbee. 8vo. pp. 19. With a por- 

This pamphlet is a reprint from the Historical Collections of the Essex Insti- 
tute, vol. 35, 1899. The Hon. Nathaniel Silsbee was a merchant of Salem and 
held various political offices, among them that of United States senator. The 
paper is printed substantially as Senator Silsbee left it at his death July 14, 
1850. It was intended solely for the perusal of the writer's family, and con- 
tains matter that may seem to some to be too personal, but it was found diffi- 
cult to omit it without impairing the continuity, and so it was decided to 
print it without mutilation. The record preserves much detail of the history 
of Salem as well as of the life of a prominent and influential citizen. 


Booh Notices. 259 

Annotated Catalogue of Newspaper Files in the Library of the State Historical 

Society of Wisconsin. Prepared under the Editorial Direction of R. G. 

Thwaites, Secretary, and I. S. Bradley, Librarian, by Emma Helen Blair, 

Library Assistant. Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printer. 

1898. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-375. 

This notable publication, affirming itself to be the pioneer of its kind, con- 
tains the titles of about three thousand newspapers, with elaborate notes giving 
names of founders and publishers, dates of establishment, changes in editor- 
ship, political or religious complexion, and all other procurable information of 
value, presented in two divisions, a Geographical and a Chronological Arrange- 
ment, and followed by an index sufficiently complete. It is a collection fairly 
representing nearly every State in the Union and, to a less degree, several other 
countries of foremost rank. The foreign list, contained in the addenda, covers 
fifteen pages. 

Few phases of opinion of popular interest do not here find an exponent de- 
scribed. Single numbers of periodicals as early as 1588 are discovered on the 
chronological list, but the earliest original newspaper file in the library, an 
English weekly, is dated 1643-45. 

Uncontrollable circumstances retarded the progress of a work which in any 
case could not have been rapid, since it demanded for the accumulation of the 
notes the most arduous research and no inconsiderable correspondence, their 
numbers and extent increasing as their utility became more evident. Indeed, 
the merits of these notes cannot be exaggerated, affording in abundance the 
means of following the course of thousands of editors, and also of the exami- 
nation of other collections still more comprehensive. 

In acknowledging obligations for assistance, the editors mention with em- 
phasis the talent and assiduity of Miss Blair, who sustained the most onerous 
part of the undertaking, and to whom is ascribed, generously and veraciously, 
its principal worth. , 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Worcester Becords. Proceedings at a Dinner given at the Lincoln House in 
Worcester, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1897, to Franklin P. Bice, in Becognition 
of Work Accomplished in the Development of Systematic History. Worcester, 
Mass. 8vo. pp. 34. 

In accordance with the desire of Mr. Rice, the determination of his friends 
to fittingly testify their appreciation of his editorial and typographical labors 
took the form of a dinner at the place and time specified in the above title. 
After ten years of enthusiastic drudgery, — for so unusual a phrase is in this case 
applicable, — the copying, indexing and printing of the Worcester Records have 
been completed. Begun in 1873, they were continued in spite of interruptions 
and hindrances that would have dispirited anyone not animated by the extra- 
ordinary zeal inspiring Mr. Rice. 

The exercises commemorating the achievement of this task, the first of its 
kind attempted, are given to the public in the stenographic report of Mr. 
George Maynard, constituting the book under notice. It comprises the speeches 
in full of Mr. Fred. S. Hutchins, President of the Worcester Society of Anti- 
quity, who acted as chairman ; of Mr. Rice, whose address naturally occupies the 
largest space; of Mr. Robert T. Swan, Massachusetts Commissioner of Public 
Records; of Mr. Samuel Swett Green, Librarian of the Worcester Free Public 
Library; of Mr. Samuel E. Staples, founder of the Worcester Society of 
Antiquity ; of Mr. Edmund M. Barton, Librarian of the American Antiquarian 
Society; of Mr. Francis E. Blake and Mr. William F. Abbot. Letters apprecia- 
tive of Mr. Rice's success complete the volume. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

The History of our Earliest History. By Alexander BROWN, D.C.L. The 
Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. Size 34 in. by G£ in. pp. 37. Price 25 
cents. Sold by the author, Norwood P.O., Nelson Co., Virginia. 

This pamphlet is by the author of " Genesis of the United States" (favorably 
noticed in the Register), " The Cabots and their Kin" and " The First Repub- 
lic in America," all able books. The author styles this pamphlet " An Appeal 
for the Truth of History in Vindication of our Legitimate Origin as a Nation, 
and as an Act of Justice to our Founders and as an Incentive to Patriotism." 
Mr. Brown writes : " I am trying to correct wrong impressions derived from 
royal histories." 

2G0 Boole Notices. [April, 

The " Principal Genealogi&aX fl if/" or Eegina v. Daviesand the Shipwag 

I n> alogy. Being tht 8tory of a remarkable Pedigree PrauC, By VY. P. W. 

Pnii.i i\iYu:r., M.A., H.C.L. London. 1809. pp. G4. Illustrated". 
Tin' title of this work is explanatory. It speaks volumes to most of those 
having a past experience in genealogical investigations in England. 

It is a plain statement of farts, which makes Interesting n ading, of the his- 
tory of a succession of forgeries of wills, entries in parish registers, Inscriptions 

on tombs, church walls and antique furniture, etc. The audacity of the culprit 
furnishes a plot that could be used -with success by a writer of sensational 
Action, even to the climax, a sentence of three years' penal servitude. 

The victim, Lt.-Col. R. W. Shipway, was an English army officer, retired, 
with a simple interest in his progenitors, and no desire to find an Illustrious or 
noble ancestry. The results furnished were of such an interesting character, 
and passing the examination of his solicitors so successfully, he was induced 
to continue the w r ork at an expense of nearly £700, until the intimation was re- 
ceived from Mr. Phillimore that he was being imposed upon and swindled. 

Unfortunately for the victims and the public interested in such matters, this 
is not the only example of such fabrications, though none have ever reached 
the magnitude of the Shipway case. 

Americans especially have been led to accept pedigrees prepared in a similar 
manner, though the crime of forgery has been avoided. 

It is to such investigators as Mr. Phillimore that the English and American 
searchers for genealogical information can safely turn, and avoid those who 
find it necessary to fabricate material, to assure an apparent successful result, 
to their prominent advertisements as the " Principal Genealogical Specialist." 

This state of affairs is not confined to England, however, aud many cases can 
be cited on this side of the Atlantic. 

By Walter Kendall Watkins, of Chelsea, Mass. 

Births, Ba2)tisms, Marriages and Deaths from the Becords of the Town and 
Churches in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1703-1850. Compiled from the Records 
by Susan W. Dimock. New York : The Baker and Taylor Company. 1808. 
8vo. pp. vi.-f-4:75. 

In 1807 Mrs. Dimock published the records of Coventry, Conn., whose ap- 
preciative reception has induced her to bestow her labors on a second similar 
work, whose merits will be regarded as equalling those of the other. The in- 
debtedness of the public to the author of such a compilation is to be measured 
by the value of the documents copied, combined with the fact of their rapid 
change into a condition of illegibility, which is as disastrous as would be their 
total destruction. Such labors as Mrs. Dimock's should remind the State of its 
fatal procrastination in allowing the records of the old towns to remain so long 
unprinted, since continued neglect will soon have occasioned the entire loss of 
many portions of them which are of the highest value. 

Externally the present volume in every respect resembles its handsome prede- 
cessor, binding, letter-press, arrangement and mode of indexing being identical 
in the two; while in the text the same paiustaking fidelity to the original is 
observable throughout. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

Ancestral Charts so arranged as to show any Xumber of Generations and Record 
of Ancestral Honors, Heirlooms, Portraits, Coat- Armor, etc. Second edition. 
Copyrighted In L898, by Ebsn Putnam. Salem, Mass. Ebon Putnam. 0£ 
X12ln. Price, .31.00. 

The call for a second edition evinces the appreciation by the public of the 
method of recording ancestry exhibited in the formation of these charts. Its 
simplicity enables the eye at once to comprehend a group o( ancestors extend- 
ing over more than a hundred years. Thirty-four charts are furnished, capable 

ot showing nine generations of both paternal and maternal lines. There are 
also t v« <> haif-page charts often very useful. Flexible covers and excellent 
quality of paper Increase the recommendations of the book. 

Extra chart pagea may he hail of the publisher in lots of a do/.en. at a COSt Sfl 

twentj five cents. 
/.'// Fredi ric Willard Parks, qf B i 

1899.] Booh Notices. 261 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. New Series, Vol. XII. Long- 
mans, Green & Co., 39 Paternoster Row. 1898. Sm. 8vo. pp. 289. 

The Royal Historical Society was founded in 18G8. The annual volumes of 
this society contain many papers of historical value. The present volume 
sustains the reputation that the series has gained. It contains eight able papers, 
viz : 1, Address of the President; 2, Marston Moor (with a plan of the battle) ; 
3 and 4, Two papers on the National Study of Naval History ; 5, Meeting of the 
Duke of Marlborough and Charles XII. at Altraustadt, April, 1707; G, The 
Sheriffs' Farm : 7. The Florentine Wool Trade in the Middle Ages; 8, Narrative 
of the Journey of Cecilia, Princess of Sweden, to the Court of Queen Elizabeth. 

Besides these papers, there are fouud here the usual proceedings of the 
society, the charter, and a list of Fellows. 

El venth Report of the Custody and Condition of the Puhlic Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston: Wright 
& Potter Printing Co. 1899. 

This is Public Document 52, Massachusetts Legislature 1899, and faithfully 
records the accomplishments of the past year towards preserving ancient records 
in the Commonwealth. The subjects of vaults, safes, binding, copying, print- 
ing and copying past records, sorting loose papers, standard i.e. permanent ink 
and type writing, severally have wise and prudent consideration. An appendix 
gives the location of towns in counties, with dates of incorporation and speci- 
fication of changes. 

We applaud the continued urging of a public record office on the attention of 
the State authorities ; and entertain the hope that the General Court may speedily 
establish such a department. Every year's delay increases the peril of loss. 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

Tli- Story of the Fifteenth Regiment 3Iassachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil 
War, 1861-1864:. By Andrew F. Ford. Clinton : Press of W. J. Coulter, 
Courant Office. 1898. 8vo. pp. 422. 

The Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment did valiant service in the war for the 
preservation of the Union. The volume before us gives a detailed history of 
that regiment. It is illustrated with portraits of its colonels, Charles Devens, 
Jr., and John Hull Ward, and with maps and plans of battles. Appended is an 
individual record filling over sixty closely printed pages, giving a brief record 
of the soldiers. The work is well indexed. Mr. Ford, the author, deserves 
credit for his book. 

•<> the Memory of Lydia II. Dodge. Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles 
Hamilton. 1899. Large 12mo. pp. 

This i> an appreciative tribute of the memory of Mrs. Lydia II. Dodge, wife 

of Reuben Ilawson Dodge, whose memoir is printed in the REGISTER, vol. 39, 

pp. 52-59. She died January G, 1899, aged 77, and was laid to rest in Dodge 

letery, East Sutton, Mass. She "left behind her a Christian character, the 

example of which is a lesson to all." 

77" Early Physicians of Medford. By Charles Iff. Gbeen, A.M., M.D. Bos- 
ton : Rockwell & Churchill Press. 1898. 8vo. pp. 20. 
Historical Register, January, 1899. Published by the Medford Historical 
ford, Massachusetts, Vol. II. No. I. 8vo. pp. 52. Price si a 

. a number. 
This able paper on the Early Physic-inns of Ifedford, by Dr. Charles M. 
Green of Boston, was read before tin- Medford Historical Society April 1 1, 1897. 
ttg tie; prominent physicians in Medford Were Dr. Simon Tofts, and his 

on, Gov. John Brooks and Dr. Daniel Swan, of whom good accounts 

fully collected and are here preserved. The pamphlet Is hand- 
somely printed. 

] • title Is that of the Historical Register <>f the Medford Historical 

lety, a yonng and flourishing association. Previous cumbers have been 
noticed in our pages. Thai before as Is the first number of the second volume, 
i i mtains papers on the Bridges of Medford by John H. Hooper, and Medford 
In the Revolution by M o T. Wild, with portraits of the authors, mid 

other illustrations. Other matter illustrating the history of that ancient town 
will be found he 


Booh Notices. 


Tlic <•'< nealogtofa Note Book. A weekly publication intended to furnish genea- 
logical gossip and helpful ideas to genealogists. Edited by Ehkn Putnam. 
Published at the Endecott Tress, Danvers, Mass. Price, single copies 5 
cents, fl .00 per annum. 

This new publication is a four-page weekly, the first number of which ap- 
peared January 30, 1899. It states the important contents of recent issues of 
the principal genealogical magazines, notices new genealogical publications and 
has a department devoted to queries. The department of most value, however, 
i> headed " Items." Under this are collected various hints and bits of infor- 
mation which will greatly facilitate genealogical research and frequently aid in 
the solving of knotty problems. This paper is ably edited and will prove of 
assistance to genealogists. 

]>>j Ruth Wood Jloag, A.B., of Boston. 

Publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society. New series, vol. vi. No. 4. 
January, 1899. Providence, R.I. Published quarterly by the Society. Price, 
$1.00 a year, single numbers 50 cents. A few sets of the quarterly, five vol- 
umes, uniformly bound, can be obtained of the Society at SI -40 a volume. 

The editor of this periodical is Amos Perry, LL.D., chairman of the Publica- 
tion Committee. The number before us completes the sixth volume, and has a 
title page and index to the volume. It contains much matter relating to the 
history of Rhode Island which will be read with interest. The principal paper 
in the number is one read before the Society, Oct. 18, 1898, by the Hon. Henry 
L. Greene, on " The Greene St. School and its Teachers." Among the teachers 
in this school was Sarah Margaret Fuller, afterwards Marchioness d'Ossoli. 
A view of the Greene St. school-house is given as a frontispiece. Mr. Greene 
has made a very interesting paper on one of the famous schools in the early 
part of the present century. 

Those natives or residents of Rhode Island who take a pride iu its history 
should encourage the work by sending in their subscriptions. 

Second Becord Book of the Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Rhode 
Island, and Providence Plantations. August 31, 1896 — May 4, 1898. Provi- 
dence: Snow & Farnham, Printers. 1898. 8vo. pp. xix.-f-66. 

Tear Book, 1898, Daughters of the Cincinnati. Published by authority of the 
Board of Managers. 1898. 8vo. pp. 46. 

TJie Navy in the War of the Revolution. By Rear Admiral James A. Greer, 
U.S.N. Historical papers of the Society of the Sons of the American Re- 
volution in the District of Columbia, No. 1, 1898. [Washington. 1898.] 8vo. 
pp. 15. 

A List of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Bervnck [il/e.]. Compiled from the Re- 
cords of the Town, by W. D. Spencer. 12mo. pp. 18. 

The Record Book of Rhode Island Colonial Dames embodies the customary 
intelligence in regard to the officers, directors and members of the Society, giv- 
ing the names, descents and services of ancestors of the twenty-three ladies 
admitted between the dates in the title, with eight supplemental applications. 
The letter-press is of the highest order. 

The Year Book of the Daughters of the Cincinnati consists of the Constitu- 
tion of the Society in thirty-one articles, an account of the first meeting, reports 
of the various officers, resolutions in memory of Mrs. Lydia M. Hoyt, former 
vice-president, and notices of other deceased associates, concluding with a list 
of the seventy-five members. The sumptuous quality of the typography is 

Admiral Greer's paper, although he claims for it but little iuterest for any 
but the historical student, is nevertheless a pleasing narrative to the ordinary 
reader. The account of the engagement between the Bonhomme Richard and 
the Serapis is very minute, and revives the childish pride which this passage 
in our school histories always excited. Boyish indeed is too often the exulta- 
tion of those who applaud a deed of daring compared with the stern manliness 
of those who per formed it. Naval submarine vessels are the subject of the 
Admiral's concluding remarks, in which he avows his belief in the eventual 
success of this species of destroyers of men; but let us hope that our country 
may never have occasion to employ it. 

1899.] Booh Notices. 263 

Berwick's List of Revolutionary Soldiers is introduced by a recapitulation of 
the services of the town in the war. Comprising two hundred and fifty-six 
names, this list should be of material assistance to those engaged in historical 
and genealogical research. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

The Defence of Boston in the War of 1812-15. Prepared for the Bostonian 
Society and Uuited States Daughters of the War of 1812; with an Appendix 
containing a Bibliography of the War, and a List of the Officers of the Massa- 
chusetts Militia engaged in the Defence. By Walter Kendall Watkins. 
Boston. 1899. pp. 42. Price $1. Address W. K. Watkins, Chelsea, Mass. 

This important paper may properly be styled as exhaustive of the subject. 
The continuous narrative of defensive measures, abounding in graphic, in- 
structive and amusing details, includes the period from June 22, 1812, to Feb- 
ruary 22, 1815. Fortifications, military forces, political difficulties and financial 
complications are topics adequately treated. 

The Bibliography, although called by its compiler a partial list, nevertheless 
comprises nearly two hundred titles, and is also noteworthy as being the first 
relating to the war in question. 

The roster of the officers of the Massachusetts militia, which participated in 
the defence, comprising over twelve hundred names, is also a list which had 
never been previously compiled. • 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston. 

'27s Sixty Tears Since. The Passing of the Stall-fed Ox and the Farm Boy. By 
George Sheldon. 8 vo. pp. 13. 

The Little Brown House on the Albany Boad. By George Sheldon. 8 vo. 
pp. 19. 

These two pamphlets by Mr. Sheldon of Deerfield, Mass., will commend them- 
selves to those who feel an interest in bygone times in New England. The first 
is an article reprinted from the New England Magazine for September, 1898, 
and the second is a paper read before the annual meeting of the Pocumtuck 
Valley Memorial Association, February 22, 1898. They both relate to events in 
western Massachusetts in the early part of the present century. 

Genealogy of the Samborne or Sanborn Family. By V. C. Sanborn, of La 
Grange, 111. 1899. Printed for the author, pp. xvi.-fG50. Cloth, $10, half 
morocco, $12.50. 

In the Register for 1856 appeared the first printed record of the American 
Sanborns, by Nathan Sanborn, M.D., of Henniker, N. H. — reprinted in a pamph- 
let of sixteen pages. And now we have this stately book of forty times as many 
pages, and a hundred times as much matter, concerning not only all the Ameri- 
can generations, several of which are added since Dr. Sanborn wrote, but also 
the best account of the English Samborns that has yet appeared. No American 
family can show a fuller record than this, or more exact in date and incident; 
though confined, for the most part, to the male descendants of John and William 
Samborn, who settled in Hampton, N. H., about 1G40, with their maternal 
grandfather, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, to whom a brief chapter is devoted, con- 
taining some facts about him discovered by Mr. V. C. Sanborn in England. 
Female descendants are carried no farther than the marriage entry ; yet there 
are nearly 20,000 American Sanborns, tracing back to the two brothers who 
came over with their grandfather in 1G32. To genealogists the English pedi- 
grees will be of marked interest; for the author in his English visits and 
correspondence has made the record of the English family exhaustive, from 
A.I). 1300, — with scattered notes going back to 1194. In editing this material 
he had the generous aid of English experts, particularly of Mr. \V. P. W. 

The English Sambornes were of the southern counties, and their homes arc 
shown on a good map engraved for the book by Stanford of London. Then comes 
a treatise on the family name, and a connected pedigree from Nicholas Sam- 
borne, a wealthy bnrgess and .M. P. of Wilts in 1890, whose son married an 

heiress of the !><• Lasteshulls, ancestors of the Wriothesly and Dnnstanyille 
families. His descendants Intermarried with t hi- Drews of Wiltshire, the Creke- 

lades of North Wilts, the Lisles, Brocases aud Tichbornes of Hampshire, the 

2G4 Booh Notices. [April, 

Willoughbys of Dorset and the Throckmortons of Gloucestershire. The Sam- 
bonirs bad ancient residences at Lushill House in Wilts, Southcote in Berks 
ami Timsbury House in Somerset, the last occupied by the present representa- 
tive of the race, Samborne Stukely Palmer-Samborn, J. P. It is a fine old Tu- 
dor mansion, of which several views are here engraved from photographs made 
by the owner's daughter, Mrs. Alfred D wight Foster of Boston. From this 
Somerset branch sprung a Hampshire family of the name, residing near Ando- 
wr; and clear circumstantial evidence traces the American Sanborns to this 
Hampshire line, of which John, William and Stephen Samborne, 'sons of one 
whose Christian name is not yet found, and of Anne Bachiler, accompanied 
Rer. S. Bachiler to New England. Hampton, where they finally settled, and 
from which town Stephen returned to England, was founded by Mr. Bachiler, a 
Hampshire man, Oxford graduate, and rector of Wherwell near Clatford, Hants 
(where James Samborne was rector), for twenty years, until ejected for Puri- 

Of the early Hampton Sambornes few records remain, though they were 
prominent in the affairs and troubles of the Colony for half a century. An 
autograph letter of John Samborn to Capt. William Trask of Salem (1G48) is 
reproduced, and so is a more significant document, — the original Hampton peti- 
tion of 1653, praying the Boston magistrates to pardon Robert Pike of Salis- 
bury, — signed by the three brothers in autograph. The circumstances attending 
the petition make a special chapter, and this is followed by an unpublished 
tax rate of Hampton for the same year. As the generations proceed, many 
details are given from old deeds and other documents, with fac-simile auto- 
graphs. Of the later generations there are many brief biographies, and ex- 
tended sketches of distinguished members of the family, such as Gen. John B. 
Sanborn of St. Paul, Judge W. H. Sanborn of the U. S. Circuit court, Prof. 
E. D. Sanborn of Dartmouth College (a historian of New Hampshire) and his 
brother, John Sewell Sanborn, Canadian judge and senator, F. G. Sanborn of 
San Francisco, the Sanborns of Port Huron, Mich., J. S. Sanborn of Chase & 
Sanborn, and many others of the name. The author's father, F. B. Sanborn 
of Concord, the biographer of Thoreau, Alcott and John Brown, and more re- 
cently of Dr. Pliny Earle, contributes a chapter on New Hampshire life in the 
early 19th century. 

The author attributes much of the completeness of his volume to the collec- 
tions made by the late Dr. N. Sanborn, and Prof. Dyer H. Sanborn, who, be- 
tween 1840 and 1865, were industrious in collecting material and reminiscences, 
but chiefly of names and dates. Mr. V. C. Sanborn has done much more, — not 
only adding new names and new lines, but a whole series of family biographies, 
illustrated with a hundred portraits and views, which clothe the skeleton of 
genealogy with the flesh and blood of human interest. The typography aud 
engraving are the finest work of the Rumford Press of Concord, N. H., and do 
much credit to that excellent printing-house, whose head, Mr. E. N. Pearson, 
has lately been chosen Secretary of State of New Hampshire. * * * 

The Grant Family, a Genealogical History of the Descendants of Matthew 
Grant of Windsor, Conn., 1601-1898. By Arthur Hastings Grant. Pough- 
keepsie. 1898. 8vo. pp. xiv.+578. Price $6 ; to be increased hereafter. 

The Family of Cambray of Great Bissington and Icomb, Gloucestershire. With 
a Note upon the Medieval Cambray s. Compiled by J. A. Dunbar-Dunbau, 
M.A., some time Rector of Lochee, Dundee. Printed for private circulation, 
and issued by Phillimore & Co., 36 Essex St., London. 1898. 100 copies. 
4 to. pp. iv.+39. 

Records of Lineage in the Dorr, Dalton, Odin, Walter and other Allied Neio- 
England Families. Philadelphia. 1898. Type-written. [By Dalton Dork.] 
Folio, pp. 164. 

The Alexanders of Maine. By DrAlva Stanwood Alexander. The Peter 
Paul Book Company. Buiialo, New York. MDCCCXCVIII. 8vo. pp. 129. 

A Genealogy of Descendants of Robert Proctor of Concord <n>0 Chelmsford % 
Mass., With Notes on Some Connecticut Families* By William Lawkknck 
Proctor and Mrs. W. L. Proctor. Ogdensburgh, N." Y. 1898. 8vo. pp. vi. 

1899.] Book Notices. 265 

History and Genealogy of the Kent Family. Descendants of Richard [changed 
to John, in MS.] Kent, Sen., who came to America in 1633 [changed to 1645, 
in MS.]. By E. I. Dale and Edward E. Kent. [Printed by E. E. Dicker- 
man, Spencer, Mass.] Svo. pp. 143. 

Noyes Pedigree. By James Atkins Noyes, Ph.D., Cambridge, Mass. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 11. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for January, 1899. 

History of the Slayton Family. Biographical and Genealogical. Compiled by 
A.SA W. Slayton. Grand Rapids, Mich. 1898. Small 4to. pp. 322. 

Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Caleb Loud, 1st, 13th child of Francis 
Loud, Jr., and Onner Prince Loud. Compiled by Watson Loud, M.D., 
Romeo, Mich., and published by Henry M. Loud, Oscoda, Mich. Detroit. 

1889. 8vo. pp. 77. 

The Gardner Family of Machias and Vicinity. A Record of the Descendants of 
Mr. Thomas Gardner of Salem, Mass., through Ebenezer Gardner of Machias, 
Me. Augusta. 1898. [By Charles L. Andrews.] Svo. pp. 29. 

The Keim and Allied Families in America and Europe. A Monthly Serial of His- 
tory, Biography, Genealogy <nid Folklore, illustrating the causes, circumstances 
awl consequences of the German, French and Swiss Emigration to America from 
the 17th Century to the present time. 8vo. December, 1898, and January, 
1899. Published by the Editor, DeB. Randolph Keim, Reading, Pa., for 
subscribers only. 

Official Report of Tliird American Tyler Family Reunion, held at Tremont Temple, 
Jinston, Mass., Wednesday, September 7, 1898. By W. I. Tyler Brigham, 
Esq. Chicago, 111. 1898. 8vo. pp. 42. 

March Genealogy — Earlier Generations. By Ellen Gates March of Baltimore, 
Md. Svo. pp. 4. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for January, 1899. 

First Comee. 8vo. pp. 3. [By Allen H.Bent. Boston. • December, 1898.] 

History of the Hopkins Family, prepared and read by Joel E. Hayden at the Annual 
"Reunion of the Hopkins and Hamilton Families, held in the woods of Eli Hamil- 
ton, near Weedsport, New York, on the 4th day of July, 1879. 32mo. pp. 6. 

The Haskell Journal. A Monthly Magazine. San Francisco, Cal. Royal 8vo. 
The first number is January, 1898. 

endants of John Wood/ward of Lisbon, Maine. By Frank E. Woodward. 
Maiden, Mass. 4to. pp. 23. 

The Goodwins of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., and Tompkins County, N. T. 32mo. 
pp. 10. 

The Grant genealogy traces, through ten generations, the descendants of Matthew 
Grant (1601-1681) of Windsor, Conn., who sailed in the "Mary and John" from 
Plymouth, England, in 1630, and reached Boston in May of the same year. The 
work was commenced more than thirty years ago by Dr. D. W. Patterson, but having 
failed to secure a .sufficient number of subscribers he did not print his material. Dr. 
y R. Stiles, however, published it in 1892, with many important additions, in 
:i valuable " History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor." About 1883 the 
ut compiler commenced the work anew, and largely added to the results obtain- 
ed by Dr. Patterson and Dr. Stiles. " Few men, indeed " says Dr. Stiles, " tilled so 
a place in the early history of Windsor, or filled it so well, as honest Matthew 
it; his name figures in almost every place of trust, and the early records of the 
town show that his duties were always conscientiously performed." He compiled " A 
. of Records of Town Ways in Windsor," and also the " Old Church Record," 
the historic and genealogical basis of most of the early families of that old town. 
ii - children were Priscilla (1626), Samuel (1631), Tahan (163f), Matthew, Mat- 
(both died young), and John (1642). Nearly eight thousand of their descen- 
dants are named, including Gi i I . 8. Grant, whose descent is given through 
l , Samuel 2 , Samuel 3 , Noah 4 , Noah*, Noah*, and Jet e Etoot T . Thewori is 
llished with thirty-two pages of illustrations, including portraits of distinguished 
• mily, picture-, of old homesteads and autographic reproductions of 
who lived before the Revolution, including an entire page written by 
Matthew Grant, the first. The book is carefully indexed, and also contains a direc- 
'tv of the living members of the family. 
VOL. LIU. 17 


Book Notices. 


The Cambray genealogy La arranged upon the plan recommended by the distin- 
guiahed genealogist, Mr. W. 1'. W, Phillimore, of Loudon, in his interesting book 
entitled " How to Write the History of a Family." The compiler of this work is 
able to show that the name of Cambray has existed in England since the Norman 
conquest ; that from that time to about the fifteenth century there was a Cambray 
family in Shropshire; and that the present Gloucestershire Cambrays can be traced 
back in the neighborhood of Great Rissington and Icomb for a period of something 
like four hundred years. The representatives of the family in those two places truce 
their descent from John Cambray who was buried in Rissington Feb. 8, 1587, and 
his sou George who married in 1590 Margery Baker, by whom he had nine children. 
The appendix contains a table showing trie continuity of the name of Cambray from 
1080 to 1485, twelve monumental inscriptions, extracts from parish registers, ab- 
stracts from Cambray wills, and notes of various wills and administrations in Can- 
terbury, London, Gloucester and Oxford. The book contains the coat-of-arms of Pi< rfl 
Cambray, of Poole, and also that of Watkin Cambray, of Stratton, together with a cut 
of Great Rissington Church and another of Icomb Place. The work is superbly 
printed on heavy laid paper with wide margins, and sustains the well-earned reputa- 
tion of its publisher in respect to typographical beauty and general excellence. 

Mr. Dalton Dorr, of Philadelphia, privately printed in 1879 a small edition of 
" Records of Lineage in the Families of Dorr, Dalton, Odin, Walter, Mather, Cotton, 
Lynde, Bowles, Checkley," based upon his father's manuscript. Only a few copies 
were distributed, and the remainder were destroyed. Subsequently Mr. Orr attempted 
to ascertain and locate the orginal ancestors of each family he had investigated, the 
result of which is summarized in the beautifully executed type-written volume before 
us, which is substantially a revision, correction and amplification of the original 
work. In his researches Mr. Dorr has been greatly assisted by Mr. F. II. Fuller, of 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. An exhaustive index is appended, and every page of the book 
bears evidence of exactness and exceptional care. The revision may be published here- 
after. The families investigated in the present work are Aeie, Abbot, Allen, Board- 
man, Bosworth, Boylston, Bowles, Brackenbury, Christian Brown, John Brown, 
Browne, Call, Chandler, Checkley, Clement, Cotton, Crosvell, Curwen, Cutler, 
Dalton, Dorr, Douglass, Eaton, Eliot, Evans, Fellows, Foster, Gardner, Geary, 
Gridley, Hawley, Heath, John Kettell, Richard Kettell, Lynde, Mather, Morrill, 
Morse, Newdigate, Odin, Palmer, Pike, Scottow, Sharpe, Sherman, Singletary, John 
Smith, Samuel Smith, Stockman, Swan, Upham, Yose, Walter, "White, Whittier, 
"Willett, Wiswall and Woodmansey. 

In " The Alexanders of Maine," the Hon. De Alva Stanwood Alexander, of Buffalo, 
N. Y., presents the genealogy of that portion of the family which is descended from 
David Alexander, the Scotch-Irish immigrant who came from Ulster, Ireland, to 
Topsham, Maine, in 1719. He also gives most of the descendants of the children of 
William and Betsey Alexander, born between 1787 and 1808. The first two chap- 
ters treat respectively of " The Alexanders in Scotland and Ireland," and " Scotch- 
Irish Immigrants." Another interesting chapter describes the " Condition of the 
Early Settler's Life." The author devotes a chapter to some of the descendants of 
John Price, the oldest known member of the family, who removed from England to 
St. Eustatia about the middle of the eighteenth century, .and in 1747 married Sarah, 
daughter of Samuel Jenkins. He also states important facts relating to Captain 
William Campbell, who was born in 1748, and was descended from William Camp- 
bell, of Campbellstown, Argyleshire, Scotland. His two sons, James, born in 1690, 
and Samuel, born in 1695, came to Boston in 1728, and in 1741 settled in Cherry 
Valley, N.Y., where Samuel's eldest son, Col. Samuel Campbell, became prominent 
in the Revolutionary War. The narrative portions of the book betray marked 
literary ability and earnest historical research, while its typography and general 
mechanical execution reflect great credit upon its publishers. The work contains 
eleven illustrations. 

The Proctor Genealogy traces through eight generations the descendants of 
Robert Proctor, who first appeared in this country at Concord, Mass., in 1643, and 
married in 1645, Jane, eldest daughter of Richard Hildreth, of Concord and Chelms- 
ford, by whom he had eleven sons and five daughters. He was one of the original 
founders of the latter town, and died there April 28, 1697. Mr. W. L. Proctor, who 
died Nov. 19, 1897, had gathered in L873 much data relating to the family which he 
incorporated in a small pamphlet. He subsequently determined to enlarge it, and 

his efforts, nobly seconded by his wife and Prof. Henry E. Sawyer, of Washington, 
H.C., have resulted in the production of the present volume. The work contains 
valuable genealogical information relating to a number of families connected with 

1899.] Booh Notices. 267 

the Proctors by marriage, notably the Pattersons, Adams, Fletchers, Parkers, Reeds, 
Barnes, Howards, Raymonds and Chamberlains. Among the eleven illustrations 
are portraits of William Lawrence Proctor, U. S. Senator Redfield Proctor of Ver- 
mont, and Thomas Redfield Proctor of Utica, N. Y., the Proctor coat-of-arms, and 
the house of Capt. Leonard Proctor (1734-1827), an officer in the Revolutionary 
War. The volume is well printed and is a valuable contribution to our genealogical 

While the Kent genealogy claims our praise for preserving in print a large mass of 
valuable material, we must also be permitted, in a frank and friendly manner, to 
refer to certain of its features that detract from its value. The title page contains 
no date, the arrangement of its first index is confusing, and the second index omits 
many names mentioned in the text. The copy of this book in the Society's library 
contains a manuscript letter of Daniel Kent, Esq., dated Jan. 3, 1899, in which the 
Writer corrects some of the errors in the book, while marginal notes by the same 
hand call the reader's attention to others. The progenitor of the family in America 
was Richard Kent, who was in Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1634 or 1635, and died 
in Newbury, Mass., June 15, 1654. His son John, who was born in Newbury July 
20, 1645, was the father of six sons and live daughters, born between 1667 and 1689. 
The children of four of these sons (John, Joshua, Joseph and Ebenezer) are given. 
The book contains a photograph of the old Kent homestead in Leicester, Mass., 
which has been in the Kent family since 1743, and a plan of the original farm of 
Ebenezer Kent in the same place. 

The Xoyes pedigree has been prepared with scholarly care, and abounds in facts 
of the highest genealogical value. The common ancestor of the family was the Rev. 
William Xoyes, who was born in 1568, and died in Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, 
before 30 April, 1622. Of his six children, two (James and Nathaniel) came to New 
England in 1633, the former of whom obtained celebrity as a teacher and writer, and 
the latter as a prominent citizen of Newbury, Mass. The line of descent in this 
pamphlet is through William 1 , Nicholas", John 3 , John 4 , Moses*, Moses 6 , Samuel 7 
and James Sullivan 8 . It would be a matter for congratulation if the compiler w r ould 
devote a portion of his energy and scholarship to the preparation of an exhaustive 
genealogy of the family, one branch of which he has so successfully treated in the 
sent publication. 

The Slay ton genealogy represents the honest and commendable attempt of a busy 
man to preserve the memory of his ancestors and to carry down to the present day 
an approximately complete record of the family name. The descent is traced from 
Capt. Thomas Slay ton, who was born in England, Sept. 20, 1682, and came to 
America, and married in 1707, Hannah Culwood, by whom he had two sons, Phineas 
and Thomas, and one daughter, Hannah. The genealogy gives no data respecting 
Phineas, and of Thomas but little, except that he was born June 15, 1709, married at 
W( ston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1732, Abigail Harrington of Watertown, and died probably 
in 1778. The book is well printed, is illuminated with many cuts of persons and 
places, and bears evidence of long and patient research. 

The Loud record gives a partial genealogy of the descendants of Francis Loud, 
who was, perhaps, an early settler of Sagadahoc, in Maine. He subsequently resided 
on Arrowsic Island (in 1679), and later at Ipswich, Mass., and Biddeford, Maine. 
Die bod Francis was born in Ipswich, July 26, 1700, married in 1722 Onner Prince, 
and died in Ipswich, Jan. 22, 1774. By her he had seven sons and six daughters, the 
indants of only one of whom, Caleb (1747-1782), are traced in the present 
volume. It is to be hoped that some member of the family will be stimulated by this 
work, to trace the remaining branches of the family, and thus preserve information of 
highest value to genealogical students. 

The compiler of the "Gardner Family of Machias and Vicinity" is Charles L. 
Andrews, Esq., of Augusta, Maine, who states that Dr. Frank A. Gardner Lfl prepar- 
ing a history of the descendants of Thomas Gardner, of Salem, Mass. In the pamph- 
let before us the compiler traces the descendants of Thomas Gardner through his son 

Samuel, who was horn about 1027, died in L689, and was the ancestor of the Maim: 

branch of the family. The publication is a valuable contribution to the history of a 

well-known family, and should inspire othl n to contribute time, lahor and influence 

to the production of an exhaustive genealogy of all of its branchi 

Of the pamphlet-periodical entith 1 "The Keim and Allied Families," the first two 

nunr before us (I> 18, and Jan., 1899). Its editor is a life-member of 

lieal Society of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania German 

I r ~ pages abound in information of exceptional importance relating not 

only to the Keim family, but also to the Q . tn, Huguenot and Swiss settlers of 

208 Booh Notices. [April, 

nsylvanUL We have Seen but few similar publications that can favorably cora- 
pare with this in the value of the material presented, and the care with which it is 
edited a 

The Tyler pamphlet is of exceptional value. The address of W. I. Tyler Brigham 
LB replete with genealogical information relating to the Tyler family, prepared with 
Scholarly precision, and bearing evidence of patient research. Mr. Brigham intends 
to publish, in three volumes, a complete genealogy of the family, to include all of the 
Tyler name in the United States during the past 250 years. He has already traced 
12,000 names. The pamphlet is illustrated with a steel portrait of Col. Comfort 
Tyler, of the Connecticut line, of whom an extended biographical sketch is also given. 

The March leaflet gives three generations of descendants of Hugh March, an 
early settler of Newbury. Mass., who sailed in the " Confidence " from Southampton, 

England, April 24, 1638. His first wife, Judith , died Dec. 14, 1675, and he 

married, May 29, 1676, Dorcas Bowman Blackleach, of Connecticut, who' died Nov. 
22, 1683. His third wife was Sarah Ilealy, whom he married Dec. 3, 1685. He died 
Nov. 12, 1693. His five children — George, Judith, Hugh. John aud James — were 
born between 1646 and 1663. All of them married, and their children and dates of 
birth are given. 

The Comee leaflet may be regarded as a supplement of " The Comey-Comee Family 
in America," published in 1896. The writer identifies David Corny, the American 
progenitor of the family, with David Machome mentioned by Drake in his "Foun- 
ders" as one of the 272 passengers on the "John and Sarah," who were recorded at 
the Search Office, Gravesend, England, Nov. 8, 1651. Mr. Bent, in a scholarly man- 
ner, states his proofs, and gives additional information of exceptional value. 

The Hopkins leaflet is an address prepared and read by Joel E. Hayden, Esq., at 
the annual reunion of the Hopkins and Hamilton families near AVeedsport, N. Y., on 
the 4th of July, 1879. It treats chiefly of David Hopkins, of Hebron, Washington 
Co., N. Y., and his children. Although the narrative is almost entirely devoid of 
dates, it contains information of value, which, it is hoped, may form the basis of a 
more extended genealogy. 

The Haskell journal is edited by Burnette G. Haskell of the San Francisco bar. 
It is a monthly magazine, the first number of which appeared in January, 1898. Its 
object is to collect genealogical data relating to the family, and to stimulate research 
relating to its history. In the first three numbers, and probably in later issues, the 
editor has contributed "The Genealogy and History of the Bec-Crespon-Osberne- 
Haskell Family." 

The Woodward pamphlet traces the descendants of John Woodward of Maine, who 
was born in 1746 and died Oct. 17, 1817. He married, April 11, 1771, Mary, the only 
child of Moses Hodgkins and Elizabeth Cox, by whom he had, between 1771 and 
1795, six sons and six daughters. The work of the compiler has been carefully 
executed, and deserves unstinted praise from genealogical students. 

The Goodwin tract was written by John S. Goodwin, Esq., of Chicago, 111., and is 
a reprint from the Ithaca, N. Y. Democrat of Nov. 10, 1898. It is valuable as a brief 
genealogical outline, forming a substantial basis for future research. 

By Chaplain Bos well Bandall Hoes, U. S. N. 

Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton, co. Svjfolk, England, and of families in 
and near that county with whom they intermarried. Privately printed, 1894- 
1896. Royal 4to. pp. 168. 

llobert C. Winthrop, Jr., A.M., of Boston, has had reprinted from Muskett's 
serial on Sullblk Families, the portion relating to the Winthrop family ami those 
allied to it, to which he prefixes the following prefatory note : 

" This volume comprises the first four parts of an exhaustive work now 
being Issued to subscribers, in serial form, entitled Suffolk Manorial 
Families, and edited by Joseph James Muskett, Esq., an accomplished Suffolk 
antiquary. These four parts relate exclusively to the Winthrops of Groton and 
families allied to them, and in their preparation Mr. Musketl has had all the 
assistance l could furnish from the Winthrop Papers. Previous accounts of 
t!i-' Suffolk Winthrops and their connections have contained errors, both of 

omission and commission, the result either of Lmperfecl information or of 
placing too much reliance upon exploded family traditions. The presenl pub- 
lication i> Largely composed of new matter, nowhere else to lie found in print, 
and pains have been taken to state nothing In it as fact which cannot be proved. 
I have nad fifty sets of these four parts bound in volumes, in order to deposit 

1899.] llecent Publications. 269 

them in suitable libraries for permanent reference, and I have provided for 
them a separate title page and table of contents. No request to purchase any 
of these volumes will be considered, but persons who may desire to subscribe 
for the work itself can do so upon application to the editor, care of J. Muskctt 
3, Esq., 50 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London." 
We have noticed the numbers of Mr. Muskett's work in the Register as 
they have appeared, and have expressed our high opinion of their value as 
material for the history and genealogy of Suffolk. The portion here reprinted 
shows the character and merit of the work. It is still published in the same 
elegant style, in parts, at five shillings each. We would advise our readers to 
send iu at once their subscriptions. 


Presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from 
December 1, 1898, to March 1, 1899. 

Prepared by William Prescott Greenlaw. 

I. Publications written or edited by members of the Society. 

Descendants of John Woodward of Lisbon, Maine. By Frank E. Woodward. 
[Portland. 1898. 4to. pp. 23. Reprinted from the Maine Historical and Genealog- 
ical Recorder.] 

Noyes Pedigree. By James Atkins Noyes, Ph.B., A.B., Cambridge, Mass. Re- 
printed from the New- England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 
1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Official Report of the Third American Tyler Family Reunion, held at Tremont 
Temple. Boston, Mass., Wednesday, September 7, 1898. By W. I. Tyler Brigham. 
Chicago, 111. 1898. 8vo. pp. 42. 

The First Comee. By Allen Herbert Bent. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 3. 


The Pilgrim and the Puritan. An Essay in Comparative History. By Edwin S. 
Crandon. [Boston. 1899.] 8vo. pp. 27. 

"Imperialism" and " The Tracks of Our Forefathers." A paper read by Charles 
Francis Adams before the Lexington, Massachusetts, Historical Society, December 
20, 1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 37. 

Local History. 

The History of Maiden, Massachusetts, 1638- 178o. By Deloraine Pendre Corey. 
M Idem Published by the Author. 1899. 8vo. pp. 870. 

Literarv, Scientific and Historical Societies of Worcester. By Nathaniel Paine, 
A.M. [Worcester. 1898.] 4to. pp. 12. 
'Tis Sixty Years Since. The Passing of the Stall-Fed Ox and the Farm Boy. By 
: ge Sheldon. Read at the annual meeting of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial 
lociation at Deerfield, February 22, 1898. 8vo. pp. 13. 

The Little Brown House on the Albany Road. By George Sheldon. Reprinted 
from the New England Magazine, September, 1898. Boston. 8v<>. pp. 18. 


A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of William Adamfl Richardson. By 
Frank Warren Hackett. Privately Printed. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 145-f" 
lxxviii-f- 10. 

A Memoir of William Kelby, Librarian of the N'\\ fork Historical Society. By 

John Austin .Read before the Society, November 1, 1898. New York. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 40. 

* This list does not include publications which •■ lure noticed, unless written 


270 Recent Publications. [April, 

Remarks on the Character of Samuel Eliot, LL.D., made at a meeting of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, October 13, 1898, by the Rev. Eamund P. Shifter, 
D.I). Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Memoir of ('apt. William Traske, of Salem, 1G23-1626. By William Blake Trask, 
A. M. Boston. Printed for Private Distribution. 1899. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Notes Concerning Roger Williams. By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Reprinted from 
the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1899. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 6. 


The Genealogist's Note Book. A Weekly Publication Intended to Furnish Gene- 
alogical Gossip and Helpful Ideas to Genealogists. Single copies, 5 cents. $1.00 
per annum. Eben Putnam, editor. Published by the Endecott Press, Danvers, 
Mass. No. 1, January 30, 1899. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Address of Hon. Samuel A. Green at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf, No- 
vember 10, 1897. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Eleventh Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 45. 

The Genealogical Advertiser. A Quarterly Magazine of Family History. Vol. 2, 
No. 1. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 32+iv. 

II. Other Publications. 
Local History. 

Fort Crailo, The Greenbush Manor House. By S. deL. Van Rensselaer Strong. 
8vo. pp. 31. 

Historia, a Magazine of Local History. Vol. 1, No. 2. Norwell, Mass. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 8. 

Two Historical Essays. The Manor of Kittanning, Past and Present, and A 
C.itical Inquiry into the alleged Burying of a Leaden Plate at the Forks of the Ohio 
bv Louis Celoron, August 3, 1749. By Rev. A. A. Lambing, LL.D. Pittsburg, Pa. 
1898. 8vo. 33. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Catalogue of Amherst College for the year 1898-1899. Amherst. 1898. 8vo. pp. 11. 

First Quarter Centennial of Boston University. Program and Addresses. Boston. 
1898. 8vo. pp. xiii.-f-84. 

Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1898-99. Bruns- 
wick. 1898. 8vo. pp. 79. 

Catalogue of Groton School, Groton, Mass. 1898-1899. 24mo. pp. 32. 

The Harvard University Catalogue. 1898-99. Cambridge. 1899. 12mo. pp. 

Annual Reports of the President and the Treasurer of Harvard College. 1897- 

98. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 322-f-89. 

Catalogue of the Roxbury Latin School, Kearsarge Avenue, Boston, Mass. 1898- 

99. Two Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Year. Boston. 1898. l2mo. pp. 44. 
Catalogue of Saint Lawrence University, Canton, New York. 1897-98. Canton. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 75. 

Annual Report of the President of Tufts College. 1897-98. Boston. 12mo. pp. 

Catalogue of Tufts College. 1898-99. Boston. 1898. 12mo. pp. 243. 

Catalogue of Yale University. 1898-99. New Haven. 1898. 12mo. pp. 484. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Constitution of the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, of Bridgewater, East 
Bridgcwater, West Bridgewater and Brockton. Organized April 19, 1894. In- 
corporated July 18, 1895. Taunton. 1898. 21mo. pp. 11. 

Field Columbian Museum. Publication 29. Report Scries. Vol. 1, No. 4. An- 
nual Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees for the year 1S97-9S. Chicago. 
1898. 8vo. pp. 2(13-343. 

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Harvard Club of New York City, with 
the List of Officers and Members. New York. 1898. 16mo. pp. 89. 

\ B Olden Tunes at the Foot of Prospect Hill. Handbook of the Historic Festival 
in Soim i villc, Massachusetts, November 28, 29, 30, December 1, 2 and 3, 1898. 

liargaret MacLean Eager, Director, Somerville. 1898. 8vo. pp. 9G. 




Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Forbes Library, Northampton, 
Mass., for the year ending November 30, 1898. 8vo. pp. 46. 

City of Cambridge. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public 
Library for the year ending November 30, 1898. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of Public Reservations, 1897. Boston. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 41. 

Thirtieth Annual Report of the Children's Hospital, from December 28, 1897, to 
December 28, 1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 52. 

Sixty -Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and 
Massachusetts School for the Blind, for the year ending August 31, 1898. Boston. 

1899. Svo. pp. 305. 

Thirty-Third Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Winchester Home 
Corporation for Aged Women. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Report for the One Hundred and Fourth Year of the Roxbury Charitable Society, 
presented at the annual meeting held October 12, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo.pp. 23. 

Annual Sermon before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 
delivered at Grand Rapids, Mich., October 4, 1898, by the Rev. R. R. Meredith, D.D. 
Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Eighty- Eighth Annual Report of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions. Presented at the meeting held at Grand Rapids, Mich., October 
4-7, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. xxvii.-f- 161+26. 

Fourteenth Annual Report of the Home for Aged Couples. Boston. 1898. 8vo. 
pp. 64. 

Nineteenth Annual Report of the Associated Charities of Boston. Boston. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 79. 

Sixty- Third Annual Report of the Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of 
Pauperism. October, 1898. Boston. 8vo. pp. 19. 

Eighty -Sixth Annual Report of the Vermont Bible Society, presented at the An- 
nual Meeting of the Society, held in Montpelier, October 19, 1898. 8vo. pp. 30. 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. An Account of the 
United States National Museum. By Frederick W. True, LL.D. Washington. 1898. 
8vo. pp. 40. 

Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Report upon the 
Condition and Progress of the U. S. National Museum during the year ending June 
30, 1896. By G. Brown Goode. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 284. 

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing 
the Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution to July, 1896. Wash- 
ington. 1898. 8vo. pp. H.+727. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1896-97. Volume 2. 
Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. vii.-f 1137-2390. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 
Series 1. Volume 7. Washington. 1898. 8vo. pp. 895. 

Centennial of the Bulfinch State House. Exercises Before the Massachusetts 
Legislature, January 11, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 74. 

Fourth Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission for the year ending 
August 15, 1898. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 100. 


Mrs. Sabah Ann Bradbury, widow of 
John Merrill Bradbury, died at Rox- 
bury, Mass., Saturday, Jauuary 14, 
1899, aged 83. She was a daughter of 
Daniel and Abigail (Sargent) Hayes, 
and was born at Salem, December 17, 
181-5. She married Mr. Bradbury, a 
tllber and benefactor of the Historic 
('< nealogical Society, August 28, 1843. 

A memoir of her husband, with por- 
trait, is printed in the Rbgistbb for 
October, 1877, pp. 266-276. In 1868, 
Mr. and Mrs. Bradbury visited Kurope 
where they gpenl t! \\< turn- 

ing to this country, Mr. Bradbury 
bought the Oakes estate, now the rec- 
tory in Ipswich situated on Sigh Street. 
Since the death of her husband, March 




21, 1876, Mrs. Bradbury has spent her 
Winters in Boston, and her summers for 
the greater part in Ipswich. 'Since the 
sale of her house, a short time ago, she 
lias passed her summers in Portland or 
in Dexter, Maine. 

William Pkoud Davis, Esq., of Yar- 
mouthport, Mass., died in that town 
Feb. 10, 1899, in his 83d year. He was 
born in New Bedford, Feb. 28, 1816, 
was educated in the Friends School at 
Providence, and was all his life a mem- 
ber of that sect. He was for fifty 
years town clerk and treasurer of the 
town of Yarmouth, and for many years 
cashier of the First National Bank of 
Yarmouth. He leaves a wife and four 
children ; his son William having suc- 
ceeded him in the Yarmouth National 
Bank. He contributed the articles on 
the Gorham families of Yarmouth to 
the Register for July, page 35, and 
October, 1899, page 445. 

Mrs. Susan Benedict Hill, widow of 
Frank Alden Hill, died at Hampton, 
N. H., September 24, 1898, in her 62d 
year. We glean the following particu- 
lars from the Connecticut Magazine for 
March, 1899. Mrs. Hill was born in 
Danbury, Conn., November 15, 1836, 
and at the age of twenty married Mr. 

George B.Fairfield, a merchant of New 
York City, they in a few years there- 
after establishing their home at Hud- 
son, N. Y. After her husband's death, 
her son having engaged in business in 
New Orleans, she returned to Danbury. 
Her labors in association with her sec- 
ond husband, Mr. Frank Alden Hill, 
who had travelled extensively and was 
a person of literary tastes, created in 
her a life- long passion for ** search- 
work." After the death of Mr. Hill at 
their home on Hampton Beach, N. H., 
she made her last protracted, visit in 
Danbury for the purpose of completing 
the " History of Danbury," by Mr. 
James M. Bailey, an object which she 
successfully accomplished. 

Her contributions to the local press 
were frequent, including verse of a deli- 
cate and melodious quality, betraying 
the musical temperament displayed even 
in her earliest years. 

Of a most attractive personality, un- 
usual warmth of heart, lavished as well 
upon animals as her fellow-men, and 
intellectual gifts of no ordinary grade, 
Mrs. Hill has left to all who knew her 
the memory of a noble woman and uni- 
versal friend. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, Esq. 

Errata — The historian of Wrexham, Wales, Mr. Alfred Neobard Palmer, has kindly 
pointed out to me several errors which are, of course, my fault, as several proofs of 
the Yale article printed in the Register of January, 1899, page 83, were sent me for 
correction : 1. His name, Alfred Neobard (not Neobold). 2. For " Werbarges," read 
" Werburghs." 3. For " Soder," read " Sodor." 4. Traditional wonders of Wales 
are " Seven," not « Four. 5. For " Plas y r Yale," read " Plas y n Yale," or Ial as it is 
spelt in Welch. 6. All the evidence at present available goes to show that Plas 
Grono was not purchased by Elihu Yale, but bequeathed to him by his brother 
Thomas, to whom it had come from his elder brother, David Yale. 7. Dr. George 
Lloyd Brass. For " recorded in Chester," read " revered in "Chester." 8. Dr. John 
Lloyd's Brass. For " Cambribriton," read «' Cambrobriton." 9. For "neice Elizabeth," 
read »« grand- daughter Elizabeth." Charles Hervey Townshend. 

Volume 53, page 159, lines 29 and 30, read : In the branch of statutory law, the 
Chief Justice had rare qualifications as a Judge. His knowledge of that department 
of jurisprudence has not been excelled in the history of this country. 




JULY, 1899. 


By William R. Cl'tier, Esq., of Woburn. 

The Hon. John Cummings, in the words of the late Gen. Francis 
A. AValker, "one of the most useful citizens of his native Common- 
wealth," was born in Woburn, October 19, 1812, and died on the 
estate on which he was born December 21, 1898, at the advanced 
age of eighty-six years, having till within a few years of his death 
been in the exercise of his remarkable bodily and mental activity, 
and his courageous and energetic acceptance of responsibility in 
whatever connection it came to him. 

Mr. Cummings was largely self-taught, but possessed naturally 
a strong will and powerful intellectual grasp, added to a large 
amount of good solid common-sense, which with his remarkable 
disinterestedness in public life, his generosity, his severe integrity, 
and his kindliness in personal intercourse, made him a power on any 
board of officers with which he was associated. To say what he 
had been to the people of his native town in his prime, and what lie 
had been to that town in its corporate capacity, would be to say, and 
that without extravagance, that for the amount and variety of his 
personal service, he stood head and shoulders above all others. 
Having no children of his own, he educated freely many of those of 
others. Friendly to science and useful art, he helped financially 
many a struggling and poor student or professor, and this 
in no niggardly way, but with an open-handed generosity which left 
nothing of regret for insufficiency of service. To recite the many 
enterprises with which he was connected would be a Par greater task 
vol. liii. 18 

274 lion. John dimming a. [July, 

than the limits of this article will allow. He built manufactories; 
he hired much help on his large farm and in them. He was a 
comrade of his workingmen, and on the public celebration of the 
anniversary of his eighty-fifth birthday, at the close of the gathering, 
sat down with his wife with them at table, or with those left of the 
large number he had once employed. From his workmen also were 
selected the bearers at his funeral. Tenderly and feelingly these 
humble workmen bore his body to the grave. He did much for the 
elevation and education of his common men, and in the days, when 
such schools were not publicly kept he opened an evening school 
for their benefit at his expense. It is said that at one time ff Cum- 
mingsville " was a name better known in some parts of Ireland than 
the name Massachusetts. His business was largely in the line of 
leather, and there were associated with him at different periods men 
whose names are well-known as leaders in this branch of industry. 
In addition to farming and leather, he became interested in banks, 
and for thirty years was president of the Shawmut National Bank 
of Boston. As an officer of the banks, national and savings, of his 
native town, he performed long and faithful and very efficient ser- 
vice. As a town officer, a member of the legislature, a trustee of 
the public library, of Warren Academy, and as one of the school 
committee, he also performed signal and distinguished service. His 
public donations were noteworthy and valuable. It was his aim to 
build up, rather than destroy. He was the friend of education, and 
in his youth had an ambition to be a professor of science in a col- 
lege, but his father's urgent desire that he should enter with him 
into business changed this career. He was a member of the Cen- 
tennial Board of Finance, which redeemed from failure and con- 
ducted to a triumphant success the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876. 
He was also one of the judges of the Exhibition. His relations 
were most intimate with the Boston Society of Natural History, and 
in the department of science which this institution fitly represents 
he made acquirements, which, considering the occupation of his time 
by business cares and duties, were remarkable. To the Agricultural 
College at Amherst and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
he rendered inestimable services. Of the Institute of Technology 
he was for seventeen years the treasurer and a member from its or- 
ganization of the executive committee of the corporation. In the 
words of the late lamented president of that institution, Gen. 

1899.] South Hampton Church Records. 275 

Francis A. Walker : To Mr. Cummings's " courageous acceptance 
of responsibility and his strong financial support the friends of the 
school largely attribute its rescue from pecuniary embarrassment and 
its subsequent remarkable development. By a vote of the cor- 
poration in 1889, when he retired from the office of treasurer, Mr. 
Cummings's name was applied, in perpetuity, to the laboratories of 
mining engineering and metallurgy, in recognition of his services." 

He was a member of the board of directors of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society for eighteen years, from 1871 to 1889. ^y 

The ancestors of Mr. Cummings living in Wo burn were John, 3 
Ebenezer, 2 David. 1 The last named was of Andover in 1756, 
when he purchased a lot of land in Woburn. Hon. John Cum- 
mings occupied land owned by these ancestors, all pursuing the same 
trade as himself. In 1770, David Cummings increased his possess- 
ions by the purchase from Abijah Smith of the farm which contained 
the old homestead of the Cummings family, and which was Hon. 
John Cummings's at the time of his death. 

His mother was Marcia Richardson, daughter of Jacob Richard- 
son of Woburn. Jacob was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, 
and a descendant of the numerous Richardson family of Woburn. 

Mr. Cummings was twice married. First, to Sarah, daughter of 
James and Mary Phillips of Swampscott, on February 9, 1837. 
She died February 9, 1877, aged 63 years, and on the fortieth 
anniversary of their marriage. Second, to Mary P. C. Hall, of 
Ipswich, August 25, 1881. She survives. As has already been 
said, Mr. Cummings had no children. 



Contributed by GrEO. A. Gounox, A..M., of Somerville, I 
[Continued from page 108.] 


20 Apr. Judith, daughter of Daniel and Sarah French. 

6 May Judith, daughter of Dea. Nath 1 .Merrill and Dorothy, his wife. 

20 May Ezekiel, son of Samuel Jr. and Mary French. 

20 May Ezekiel, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 


















276 South Hampton Church Records. [July, 

Samuel, sen of Moses and Elisabeth Straw. 
Miriam, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard 
Philip, son of Philip and Ruth Currier. 
Timothy, son of Timothy and Sarah Huntington. 

Nancy, daughter of Sam 1 and Hannah Morrill. 

Joseph and Mary, children of Aimer and Lydia Morrill. 

William, son of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Joseph, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 

Jacob Eliot, adult — Dorothy Eliot, adult, 

John, son of Richard and Sarah Currier (d. 1823 — ag. 73). 

Eliphalet, sou of Eliphalet and Colby. 

Winthrop, sou of James and Mary Merrill. 
25 Nov. Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Eliot. 


Anne, daughter of Richard and Ann Collens. 

Sarah, wife of Jonathan lloit. 

Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Mary Tewksbury. 

Sarah, daughter of Eliphalet and Mary Merrill. 

Daniel, son of Er. and Judith Colby. 

Ezra, son of Joseph French, Jr. and Judith, his wife. 

Sarah, daughter of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Ann, daughter of Jacob and Elisabeth Fowler. 

Nicholas, son of Eliphalet and Colby. 

Levi, son of Timothy and Ruth Flanders. 
Sep. Moll} 7 , daughter of Micah and Elisabeth George. 
Hannah, daughter of Benj. and Aim Barnard. 
John, son of Nathan and Mary Dow. 
William, son of Ephraim and Abigail Carter. 


Isiah, son of Jerimiah Flanders Jr. and wife Mary. 

Abner, son of Richard and Mary Flanders. 

Jonathan, son of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

Tarzah, daughter of Reuben and Tarzah French. 

Philip, son of OlTim and Abigail French. 
6 Apr. Ebenezer, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
13 Apr. John, son of John and Sarah Doit. 
13 Apr. Mary, daughter of Challis and Mary Currier. 
13 Apr. Dorothy, daughter of Moses and Elisabeth Straw. 
20 Apr. Dorothy, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Eliot. 
27 Apr. Petty, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 
27 Apr. Tam son, daughter of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 
11 May Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah Flanders, Jr. and wife Mary. 
11 May Ann, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Jewell. 

Jul. Isreal, son of Jonathan and Sarah Hart (Shephard). 
20 Jul. Abraham, son of Abraham and Sarah True. 
2 1 Aug. Ephriam, son of Joseph and Judith French. 
5 ( Richard, Son ol Richard and Sarah Currier. 

19 Oct. Rebecca, daughter of Challis and .Sarah Dow. 

Nov. James, son of Paul and Martha Morrill. 
1 1 Dec. Rhodia, daughter of Samuel and Elisabeth Barnard. 





































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4 Jan. Wm. Cooper, adult, A.M. 

4 Jan. Nath 1 , Klis :u , and Hannah, children of Natli 1 and Elis a Morrill. 

25 Jan. Ebenezer, son of William and Sarah Parsons. 

21 Mar. Benjamin, son of Tho 8 Eliot and Susannah Colby. 

16 May Henry, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

23 May Nathan, son of Benj. and Abigail Brown. 

23 May Dorothy and Anne, children of Jon. Currier, adult persons. 

6 Jim. Richard, son of Richard and Ann Collens. 

6 Jun. Nathaniel, son of Eliphalet and Mary Merrill. 

6 Jun. William, son of Timothy and Sarah Huntington. 
8 Aug. Jonathan Currier, Jr., adult. 

8 Aug. Sarah, daughter of Jonathan, Jr., and Sarah Currier. 

16 Aug. Ann, daughter of Timothy and Betty Flanders. 

19 Sep. John, son of Moses and Elisabeth Straw. 

3 Oct. Molly, daughter of Levi and Molly Merrill. 

3 Oct. Reubin, son of Reubin and Tarzah French. 

3 Oct. Jonathan, son of Jon and Sarah Hoit. 

11 Oct. Samuel, son of Moses and Abigail Worthen. 

7 Nov. Sarah, daughter of Humphry and Hannah Clough. 

14 Nov. Mary, daughter of Samuel French, Jr. and wife Mary. 

15 Nov. Ephraim, son of Ephraim and Abigail Carter. 
21 Nov. Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Fitts. 

26 Dec. Betty Webster, daughter of Olando and Sarah Weed. 
26 Dec. Rachal, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 


2 Jan. Ruth, daughter of Nath 1 and Elisabeth Morrill. 

13 Mar. Dorothy, daughter of Jon. Currier, Jr. and wife Sarah. 

10 Apr. Betty, daughter of Jacob and Elisabeth Fowler. 

15 May Mary, daughter of Micah and Elisabeth George. 

15 May Micah, son of Richard and Mary Flanders. 

19 Jun. Daniel, son of Offin and Abigail French. 

31 Jul. Rhoda, daughter of Challia and Mary Currier. 

28 Aug. Abigail, wile of Christopher Gould. 

28 Aug. Abigail, daughter of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

7 Oct. Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Eliot. 

6 Nov. Rachal Colby, adult. 

6 Nov. Lydia Currier, adult. 

6 Nov. Dorothy, daughter of Joseph, Jr. and Judith French. 

6 Nov. Hannah, daughter of Abel and Anna Drown. 

13 Nov. Macigah. -on of Paul mid Martha Morrill. 

13 Nov. Hannah, daughter of Aaron and Sarah French. 

13 Nov. Lydia, daughter of Philip and Ruth Currier. 

13 Nov. Levi, -on of Eliphlet and' Colby. 


20 Jan. Elisabeth, daughter of Sargent and Surah Currier. 
•"» Feb. Reuben, - >n of Richard and Ann'- Collens. 

12 Feb. Thomas, son of Tho 1 Eliol and Susannah Colby. 
19 Feb. Rhoda, daughter of David and Mary Ring. 

26 Feb. Judith, daughter of David and Judith Page. 

26 Mar. Tli" id of Thomas and Mary Tewibury. 

278 /South Hampton Church Records, [July, 

Jacob, son of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 

Levi, son of Timothy and Betty Flanders. 

Benj., son of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 

Mary, daughter of Timothy and Sarah Huntington. 

Mahitable Norton, adult. 

Obadiah, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Aaron, James, Martha, Ruth, and Anne, children of Jolxn and 

Anna Eastman. 
Molly Clark, adult. 

John, son of John and Anna Eastman, adult. 
Richard, son of Daniel and Abigail Fitts. 
Sarah, daughter of Theophilus and Sarah Morrill. 
Anna, daughter of Levi and Mary Morrill. 
Ebenezer Eastman, adult. 
Levi, son of Hilton and Hannah Woodman. 
John, son of Er. and Judith Colby. 
Joanna, daughter of P^zekiel and Sarah Morrill. 


Jemima, daughter of Joshua and Anna George. 
Thomas, son of Thomas and Anna Parsons. 
Ruth Maxfleld, adult. 
Christopher and Abigail Gould. 
Abigail, daughter of Ezekiel and Martha Straw. 
Joseph, son of Joseph French Jr. and wife Judith. 
Miriam, daughter of Micah and Elisabeth George. 
Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah Hart. 
Sarah, daughter of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 
Ester, daughter of David and Sarah Ring. 
Hannah, daughter of Offin and Abigail French. 
Mary, Levi, Judith, Hannah, children of James and Hannah 


Nathan, son of Abel and Anne Rrown. 

Susannah, daughter of Tho s Eliot and Susannah Colby. 

Molly, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Colby. 

Challis, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 

Molly, daughter of Benjimin and Anne Barnard. 

Enos, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 

Ruth, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

Alice, daughter of Richard and Ann Collens. 

llibbert, son of Nath 1 and Elisabeth Morrill. 

Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Sarah, daughter of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

Jacob, son of Miriam Flanders, wife of Zebulan Flanders. 

Dorothy, daughter of Levi and Mary Morrill. 

Jeremiah, son of Hilton and Hannah Woodman. 

Stephen, son of Thomas and Anne Parsons. 


Levi, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Nathaniel, son of Richard and Joanna Merrill. 

9 Apr. 
2 Jul. 

16 Jul. 

6 Aug. 

6 Aug. 

13 Aug. 

3 St'p. 

10 Sep. 
24 Sep. 
• 1 Oct. 

1 Oct. 

5 Nov. 

12 Nov. 

3 Dec. 

3 Dec. 

3 Dec. 

28 Jan. 

18 Feb. 

4 Mar. 

22 Apr. 
22 Apr. 

29 Apr. 
5 Aug. 

26 Aug. 

7 Oct. 

14 Oct. 

21 Oct. 

21 Oct. 

C Jan. 

6 Jan. 

20 Mar. 

20 Apr. 

20 Apr. 

15 Jun. 

6 Jul. 

20 Jul. 

3 Aug. 

3 Aug. 

2 1 Aug. 

18 Sep. 

5 Oct. 




12 Apr. 

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Sarah, daughter of David and Mary Ring. 

Micajah and Susannah, children of Micajah and Susannah 

Offin, son of Offin and Abigail French. 
Hannah, daughter of Abel and Hannah Morrill. 
Sarah, daughter of Prime and Sarah Flanders. 
Reuben, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 
Jonathan, son of James and Mary French. 
Abigail, daughter of Nathaniel and Susannah Eastman. 
Judith, daughter of Joseph and Judith French. 
Sarah, daughter of Parker Flanders. 


Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 
Samuel, son of Offin and Abigail French. 
Moses, son of James and Mary French. 
Ichabod, son of Er. and Judith Colby. 
Mary Emons, adult. 

Elisabeth, daughter of James and Hannah Hedlock. 
Nathaniel, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 
Molly, daughter of Abel and Anne Brown. 

Martha, daughter of Joseph and Whittier. 

Abigail, daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Morrill. 
Sarah, daughter of Nathan and Miriam Currier. 
Jonathan, son of Challis and Mary Currier. 
Molly, daughter of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 
Nicolus Colby, son of James and Mary Bus well. 

Lucy, daughter of James and Graves. 

Joseph, son of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 
Comfort, daughter of Mary and David Ring. 
Parker, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 
Ruth, daughter of Micajah and Susannah Morrill. 
Anna, daughter of Jon a and Rachall Morrill. 
Ezekiel, son of Ephriam and Abigail Carter. 
Molly, daughter of James and Sarah Graves. 
Molly, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 
Thomas, son of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 

. 1764. 

Samuel Jones, adult. 

Moses, Miriam, and Jonathan, children of Samuel and Hannah 

David, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

Molly, daughter of Joseph and Whittier. 

Moses Jones, adult. 

Richard, son of Moses and Mary Join-. 

Timothy Pike, son of John and Susannah Pillsbury. 

Joanna, daughter of ll'iny and Lydia French. 

Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Susannah Fitts. 

Mary and Elisabeth, daughters of. Ion. and Susannah Fitts. 

Judith, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 

Molly, daughter of James and Mary French. 

Mahitable, daughter of Moses and .Mary Jones. 

Enoch, son of Enoch and Mary Page. 

3 May 

10 May 

12 Jul. 

19 Jul. 

19 Jul. 

16 Aug. 

6 Sep. 

25 Oct. 

8 Nov. 

20 Dec. 

21 Feb. 

3 Apr. 

17 Apr. 

30 May. 

5 Jun. 

5 Jun. 

19 Jun. 

19 Jun. 

20 Jun. 

20 Jun. 

4 Jul. 

17 Jul. 

17 Jul. 

7 Aug. 

22 Aug. 

28 Aug. 

28 Aug. 

29 Aug. 

25 Sep. 

25 Sep. 

9 Oct. 

16 Oct.' 

16 Oct. 

23 Oct. 

5 Feb. 

5 Feb. 

12 Feb. 

20 Feb. 

4 Mar. 

4 Mar. 

11 Mar. 

15 Sep. 

13 Oct. 

14 Oct. 

14 Oct. 

28 Oct. 

4 Nov. 

18 Nov. 

31 Mar 

7 Apr. 

28 Apr. 

2 Jan. 


3 Sep. 

6 Oct. 

10 Nov. 

17 Nov. 

8 Dec. 

2 9 Dec. 

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Micah, daughter of Simeon and Sarah Morrill. 

Joseph and Caleb, sons of Joseph and Sarah Jones. 

Abraham, son of Sargent and Sarah Currier. 

Lydia, daughter of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill (Lydia m. Moses 

Rhoda, daughter of James and Hannah Iledlock. 

Timothy, bod of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Hannah Jones. 

Reuben, son of Henry and Lydia French. 

Philip, son of Ezekiel and Sarah Morrill. 

Samuel, son of Levi and Hannah French. 

Hannah, daughter of Onesiphores and Abigail Page, b. on ac- 
count of the child's Grandfather, Daniel Fage. 


9 Mar. Isaac, son of Moses and Mary Jones. 

2 ( J Mar. Jacob, sou of Thomas and Mary Tewksbury. 

5 Apr. Benjemin, son of James and Mary French. 

17 Apr. Gilman, son of Phillips and Ruth White. 

22 Apr. Israil, son of Christopher and Abigail Gould. 

27 May. Susannah, daughter of John and Susannah Pillsbury. 

21 Jun. James, son of James and Hannah Hedlock. 

5 Jul. Susannah, the wife of Macijah Morrill. 

7 Jul. Susannah, the daughter of Ezekiel Merrill. 

7 Jul. Hannah, daughter of John and Miriam Harris. 

23 Aug. John, son of Eliphlet and Mary Merrill. 

4 Sep. Mary, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 

20 Sep. Elisabeth, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 

11 Oct. Moses, son of Moses and Mary Jones. 

19 Oct. Enoch, son of OUin & Abigail French. 

8 Nov. Nathaniel Rowel 1, adult. 

8 Nov. Abel, son of Nathaniel and Judith Rowell. 
30 Nov. Nathaniel, son of Nath 1 and Sarah Noyes. 

10 Jan. Timothy, son of Samuel and Hannah Jones. 


Moses, son of Nath 1 and Sarah Noyes. 

Sarah, daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Currier. 

John, son of Enoch and Mary Page. 

James, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 

Thomas, son of Phillips and Ruth White. 

Abigail, daughter of widow Abigail French. 

Betty, daughter of Nath 1 Roweli and his wife Judith. 


Nathaniel, son of Jeremiah and Mary Flanders. 

Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Jones. 
Samuel Gould, son of Abel and Kli.v' French. 
John, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 

Seth, son of Setfa and Sarah Clark. 
Ezekiel, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 

13 Mar. 

13 .Mar. 

27 May 

20 Jun. 

'2 Oct. 

16 Oct. 

80 Oct. 

"_' Apr. 

23 Jul. 

19 Aug. 

L5 Oct. 

I let 

I let. 

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14 Jan. William, son of Nicholas and Sarah Currier. 

15 Apr. Nathan, son of James and Hannah Iledlock. 

1 Jul. Lydia, daughter of Phillips and Ruth White. 

7 Oct. Elihuth, (laughter of Elihu and Hannah French. 

28 Oct. Sarah, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 

4 Nov. Samuel, son of Prince and Sarah Flanders. 

4 Nov. Samuel, son of Jacob and Hannah Barnard. 

2 Dec. Mary, daughter of widow Mary Morrill. 

9 Dec. Hannah, daughter of Er. and Judith Colby. 


11 Apr. Parker, son of Nath 1 and Sarah Noyes. 

12 May. Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
7 Jul. Martha, daughter of Nath 1 and Judith Rowell. 

18 Aug. Alice, daughter of Isiah and Lydia Dole. 

15 Sep. Surah, daughter of James and Hannah Iledlock. 

Nov. Joseph, sou of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbury (Sarah Collins). 

15 Dec. William, son of Levi and Hannah French. 


Jonathan, son of John and Abigail Tappen. 
Judith, daughter of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas and Dorothy Currier. 
Daniel, son of Elihu and Hannah French. 
Nathaniel, son of James and Mary French. 
Richard, son of Phillip and Ruth White. 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Jones. 


Betty, daughter of Enoch and Mary Page. 
(rcnia, daughter of Isiah and Lydia Dole. 
Seth, son of Seth and Sarah Clark. 
A- i. -on of Asa and Judith Sargent. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
Nathan, son of William and Miriam French. 
Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tuxbury. 
Hannah, daughter of Benjimen Tuxbury. 


Moses, -on of Nath 1 and Judith Rowell. 
Richard, son of Abel and Elisabeth French. 
Sarah, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 
Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas and Dorothy Currier. 

Samuel. SOU of Elihu and Hannah French. 

Sarah, daughter of Trueworth and Sarah Perkins. 
Mary, daughter of Robert and Ruth Lang. 
Emma, daughter of [saiafa and Judith I> 


S rah, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Barnard. 
9 phen, sou of Joseph and Sarah Jones. 
Jonathan, sou ol Truworth and Sarah Perkins. 

26 Apr. 

10 May. 

in May. 

14 Jun. 

12 Jul. 

26 Jul. 

1 1 Oct. 

10 Jan. 

10 Jan. 

14 1 

28 Feb. 

1 1 Mar. 

4 Jul. 

2 1 (Jet. 

7 Nov. 

19 Mar. 

1 May. 

3 M \y. 

M . 


9 Jun. 

84 Jul. 

- Feb. 

19 Mar. 


23 Apr. 

25 Jan. 

6 Jul. 

6 Jul. 

10 Mar. 

10 Mar. 

21 Apr. 

30 Jan. 

28 Jul. 

11 Aug. 

22 Aug. 

3 Nov. 

24 Nov. 

1 Jun. 

15 Jun. 

27 Jul. 

5 Oct. 

16 Oct. 

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Benjmin, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
Sarah, daughter of William and Hannah Gould. 
Betty, daughter of Mioajah and Mary Morrill. 
Molly, daughter of Micajah and Mary Morrill. 


Peter, son of Thomas and Sarah Tuxbury. 

Sarah, daughter of Elihu and Hannah French. 

Emma, daughter of Levi and Elisabeth Hedlock. 

Joanna, daughter of Nath 1 and Judith Rowell. 

Nath 1 , son of John and Abigail Tappen. 

Eliphalet, son of True and Sarah Perkins. 

Sarah, daughter of Isiah and Lydia Dole. 

Rueben, son of Barnard and Anne Flanders (Anne Currier). 

Parker, son of Nath 1 and Sarah Noyes. 


Sarah, daughter of Levi and Elisabeth Hedlock. 

Jonathan (This was Barnard Jewell's parents), Jacob, Sarah, 

children of Widow Rachel Jewell (Rachel Chalis). 
Rebecca, daughter of Robert and Ruth Lang. 
Eliphalet, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
Anna, daughter of William and Hannah Gould. 


19 Apr. Moses, son of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbury. 


Joshua, son of Nathaniel and Sarah Noyes. 
True, son of True and Sarah Perkins. 
Lydia, daughter of Nath 1 and Judith Rowel!. 
Hannah, daughter of Barnard Flanders. 
Hannah, daughter of William and Hannah Gould. 

Anne, daughter of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
Betty, daughter of Isaiah and Lydia Dole. 
Paul, son of Nath 1 and Sarah Noyes. 


15 Apr. Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 


1 Sep. Elisabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbury. 
29 Sep. Nathan, son of Levi and Elisabeth Hedlock. 


16 Aug. Timothy, Samuel, Abigail, and Joseph, children of Mary Morrill. 
16 Aug. Molly, daughter of Joseph and Anne Merrill. 


20 Jan. Hannah, daughter of John and Abigail Tappen. 

9 Jan. Enos, son of Joseph and Anna Merrill. 
9 May. Molly and John, children of Lydia Brown. 

14 Feb. 

22 Feb. 

9 Jul. 

9 Jul. 

9 Jul. 

23 Jan. 

23 Jul. 

15 Oct. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 283 

29 May. ISenjemin, son of Mary and Ebenezer Morrill. 
10 Sep. Levi, Jane, and Enos, children of Mary Flanders. 


8 Jan. Nicolas, son of Samuel and Lydia Brown. 
10 Sep. John and James, sons of W m and Hannah Gould. 
17 Sep. "Ware, son of John and Abigail Tapper.. 


4 Jan. Moses, son of Thomas and Sarah Tewxbury. 

10 Jun. Ephriam, son of Ephriam and Lydia Fitts. 

24 Jun. Betty Brown, daughter of Samuel and Molly Balch. 

21 Jun. Daniel and Nabby, son and daughter of Daniel and Sarah Page. 


27 Jul. William, son of William and Hannah Gould. 
19 Oct. Ebenezer, son of Mary and Ebenezer Morrill. 
19 Oct. Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Anne Merrill. 

[To be continued.] 



Compiled by Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Cambridge, Mass. 
[Continued from page 114.] 

4. Benjamin 3 Brewster (Jonathan? William}) married "Ann Darte 
the last Daye of febeare : 1659—1660."* She may have been the 
widow of Ambrose Dart of Boston who married "Anne Adis daugh- 
ter of William Addis of Cape Ann 24th— 4th month," 1G53. The 
last known record of Ambrose and Ann (Addis) Dart is the birth 
of a son, William, in Boston, 1st January, 1654-5/f Her father, 
William Addis, was a resident of New London at the time of Ben- 
jamin Brewster's marriage. 

Benjamin Brewster settled upon the homestead of his father at 
Brewster's Neck, which he acquired from his father and brother-in- 
law, .John Picket.} This farm was originally in the town of New 
London, but by the alteration of boundaries and the formation of new 
towns was afterwards successively included in the towns of Norwich, 
Preston, Groton and Ledyard. He was a man of prominence, 
Deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Con- 
necticut, 1 668, '89, '90, '92, '93, '9 1, '95, '96, '07, Lieutenant of the 
New London Troop, 107.'), and Captain of the military company of 
Norwich, 1693. The Brewster Book, which undoubtedly had been 
in his custody from the death of his lather to his own decease, 

* Brewster Book. 

t Boston Record Commissioners* Report* i.w, 43, 46. 

J New London Deeds, iii., 70, and Caulkin 8 histories of New London and Norwich. 

284 Early Generations of the Brewster Family, [July, 

contains the following records, which were probably made by his 
Bon, Daniel) who, it is supposed, succeeded him as custodian of the 

I- ok: 

•• Ann Brewster the wlf of Beniemen Brewster Departed this Llf 
may the: 9 : 1709* 
Beniemen Brewster Departed this Lif In September the : 14: 1710" 

Childrenf (dates are from the Brewster Book unless other 
specified) : 

i. M akv.- 5 l). Dec. 10, 1660; m. Nov. I Samuel Fitch, sod of 

Rev. James and Abigail (Whitfield) Fitch. Children, recorded 
in the Bn wsU r Book : 
M 1. Mary* Fitch, b. .Mar. 10, 1679-80. 

2. Samuel Fitch, b. Oct. 5, 1681. 

3. Hezekiah Fitch, b. .Jan. 7. 1682. 

4. Elizabeth Fitch, b. Feb. 15, 1084. 

5. Abigail Fitch, b. Feb., 1686. 

G. Samuel Fitch, b. Nov. 28, 1C88. 

7. Benjamin Fitch, b. Mar. 29, 1691. 

8. Jo/*// FUch, b. May 17, 1693. 

9. t/aftez FftcA, b. Ju[record torn] 3, 1G95. 
10. Pclatiah Fitch, b. Feb. 18, 1G98. 

ii. Ann, b. Sept. 29, 1GG2; m. Matthew Coy of Preston. Children, 
recorded in the Brewsh r Book : 

1. Daniel 6 Coy, b. June 15, 1685. 

2. Jonathan Coy, b. May 6, 16 

3. Faith Coy, b. Oct. 7, 1G89. 

7. iii. Jonathan, b. " Nouember the Last 1664." 

8. iv. Daniel, b. March 1, 1666-7. 

9. v. William. 1). March 22, 1GG9. 

vi. Ruth, b. Sept. 1G, 1671; d. Aug. 22, 1734 (Norwich Town Re- 
cords); m. June 15, 1692, Thomas Adgate, Jr., 1). March, 1GG9 
(Norwich Town Kecords). Children, recorded at Norwich: 

1. Path 5 Adgate, b. March 27, 1693, 

2. Mary Adgate, b. Aug. 27, 1694. 

3. Bebecca Adgate, b. March 10, 1G96-7. 

4. Hannah Adgate, b. Ami. 10, 1699. 

5. Thomae Adgate, b. Feb. 9, 1702-3. 

6. Matthew Adgate, b. July 21, 170G. 
:. Martha Adgate, b. <)ct.*9. 1710. 

8. Lucy Adgate, b. Oct. 13, 1714; d. Jan. 9, 1717-18. 

10. vii. Benjamin, b. Dec. 25, 1G73 (Nov. 28, on Norwich Town Becon 

* There are also in this hook two entries of Ann's death in the handwriting of hex 
husband, Benjamin Brewster, giving the same month and day, but the year as 
They have been crossed out with a pen. On her gravestone the year is 1709. 

f The marriages of Mary, Ann and Elizabeth Brewster, and the births of their chil- 
dren, are not found upon tne public records. The Brewster Boch supplies data con- 
cerning these families not elsewhere recorded. The following abstracts prove the 
reracity of the Brewster Book in tin- case <»t' the (\>y marriage, and give additional 
evidence in that of the Fitch marriage : 

.Matthew Coye of Preston I'm- :{()-. paid by ('apt. Daniel Brewster ^t Preston acq 
m\ right to a parcel of common land, "It being ye seventh pari of sixty acre* 
Comon Land origonally belonging to my bono* Bather Cap* Benjamin Brewster now 

i- 1 . * » • in Testimony whereof y" s d mathew Coye & Ann his Wife have h 
unto -. t their hand- & seals.*' Dated June LI, I7is. [Norwich Deed 

tnuel Pitch of Norwich convey s to mj Bon Pelatiafa Fitch of Norwich one hun- 
dred .kit-, " With nine aen IS <>!' ('apt. Benjamin Brewster* riu'ht in \' Oomons in s' 1 

Norwich to be taken up according to grant." Dated dan. 29, 1719-20. (Norwich 
I' . ;\.:;17.) 
. I '.Haitian Brewster, tin eldesl son of Benjamin, had received his Bhare of his Path 

e-tale in 1699, he nee there itni.ti iu<! -e \ ell he i l- t . > >a id e-t at e. of u Ik Mil Ann I 

It i- thoughl that the Bame si\t\ acres of common 'and i- referred t>> in the 
i deed a- was mention* d in the < Joy died, in which i ase Man Fitch's share, one 
nth part, would approximate nine acres, the amount <>f the Brewster land co n- 
rej ed by her husband. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 285 

viii. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1676; d. March 0. 1744; m. July 4, 1700, 
Daniel MeekS, who died April 13, 17;)3. Child, recorded in the 
11 r- wstt /• Book : 

1. Jonathan 5 Meeks, b. April 18, 1707. 

5. William 1 Bbewsteb | / ■>■■ . WUUam 1 ) was called " my second sonn " 

in the will of his father. He married, January 2, L672, Lydia 
rtridge, daughter of George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge, who 
died February 2. 1742—3. William was made freemen in 1689. 
lit- lived at Duxbury, where lie was deacon of the church for many 
lli> gravestone, standing in the old cemetery at South Dux- 
bury, tells us that he died November 3, 172.'), "Aged Near 78 

Children :* 

i. Sarah, 4 b. April 25, 1674. 

11. ii. Nathaniel, i>. x<.v. 8, 107<;. 
iii. Lydia. b. Feb. 11, 1080. 

12. iv. William, b. May I. 1 

v. Mercy, b. Dec. 7. 1685; m. Oct. 8, 1700, Edward Arnold. (For 
children. Bee Winsor's Hist, of Duxbury, 221.) 

13. vi. Benjamin, i>. July 7, 1688. 

14. vii. Joseph, b. March 17, 101)3-4. 

15. viii. Joshua. 

6. Wrestling 8 Brewsteb (Love, 2 William 1 ) was styled "my youngest 

Bonn " in hia father's will, lie settled at Duxbury, where he carried 
on his trade as a carpenter and when- he died, January 1, 1696—7. 
Hi- wife was named Mary, hut her maiden name has not yel been 

• named. After the death of Wrestling, she married. May 23, 
1700, John Partridge of Duxbury, who died April 5, 1731. She 
then removed to Kingston, where most of her children had settled, 
and died there "No^ 12 th 1742 Aged 80 year 11 m° & 27 

days " (gravestone). 

Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. Feb. 10, 1078-0 ;f d. April 17, 1701, aged 82 y. (grave- 

: m. as his I wife, Joseph Holmes of Kingston, son 

of Rev. John and Mary (Wood) Holmes, b. July 0, L665; d. June 

23 d. (gravestone). (For children. Bee the 

Giles Memorial, l- 

ii. Sarah, m. at Duxbury, Marco 4, 1705-6, Caleb Stetson, -on of 

Thomas and Sarah (DodsonJ Stetson, b. March. 1682. Children, 
■ v<\<-<\ at Plymouth : 
• l. Abisha* Stetson, b. Feb. 22. 1701;. 

2. Eliz ibeth SU tson, b. net. i 1. 170:). 

zilla Stetson, b. Dec. 17, 1711. 

1. ./- . b. April 21 , 1711. 

5, ./ r • b. June 80, 1716. 

0. Johi c. 18, 171 -. 

>;,,/, Stetson, b. Sept. 12, 1 7 _• 1 . 

iii. Ann. ail.- 1761, aged 78 y. 1 m 16 d. haps 

7 m.. as the top of the flgare has apparently been broken 

Isha Stetson, brot her of Caleb aboi e, 

.in died Feb. 1 1 , i :■>:■ . . 1 1 m. 18 d. gra^ efl 1 

UO will OT -<o], n:- :it of the estate of Willian I 

., it i- not known \\ i »r not the daughters died >!■ hov/ 

1:1 belongs to tin'- family, though th< birth. 

! , William Kempton, both of Plymouth, yhaveb 

r of Willian 
t '1 I rnoritu. 

286 Early Generations of the Brew ster^Family. [July, 








Children, 1-4 recorded at Plymouth: 
!. 5 wok* si, toon, b. Aug. 28, 1708. 
2. Egloth Stetson, b. Oct. 7, 1710. 
:;. Zeresh Stetson, b. Nov. 29, 17 12. 
•1. Hopestill Stetson, b. May 21, 1715. 
5. Elisha Stetson, b. 1718. 


Hannah, d. Jan. 8, 170.°), aged 74J yrs. ; m. Benjamin Alden, son 
o\' David and Mary (Southworth) Alden. (For children, see 
"Winsor's Hist, of Duxbury, p. 21G.) 

Elizabeth, d. Dec. 5, 1741. in her 6 1st year (gravestone) ; m. Eph- 
raim Bradford,* son of William and Mary (Holmes nee Wood, 
see above) Bradford. (For children, see Register, iv. 4.-9.) 

Wrestling, b. Aug. 4, 1G95. 


7. Jonathan 4 Brewster (Benjamin* Jonathan, 2 William 1 ) married, 
December 18, 1690, Judith Stevens of Norwich. The Breivster 
Book, in recording this marriage, adds: " shee being then 20 yeres 
of age wanting 7 dayes." She was probably the daughter of James 
and Sarah (Smith) Stevens of Ilingham, and was baptized at the 
latter place, December 22, 1670. Jonathan settled upon the home- 
stead of his father, who, in 1699, deeded to him 810 acres with 
" my dwelling house and other buildings," as his portion of the 
father's estate. This was done with the understanding that Benjamin 
and his wife should be cared for in their old age. They both, how- 
ever, survived their son, for Jonathan " Departed this Life Nouem- 
ber the 20 th : 17<J4 : Aged : 40. yeares and : 20 Days."f His widow 
Judith married, second, October, 1706, Christopher Huntington of 
Norwich. (See Memoir of the Huntington Family, 70-1.) 
Children, recorded at Norwich: 

i. Lucbetia, 8 b. Nov. 3, 1G91; d. umn. between Feb. 8, 1723-4, and 

May 19, 1726. 
ii. Jonathan, b. April 2, 1694; d. abt. 1753; in. first, Feb. 25, 171S-19, 
Ruth Morgan; second, April 29, 173G, Lucy Andrus. Children of 
first wife : 

* The marriage of Ephraim Bradford and Elizabeth Bartlett is given upon Plymouth 
Town Records ;is occurring February 13, 1709-10, but no Elizabeth Bartlett has been 
found who could have married at this date. It is thought by Jhe writer that this entry 
is a mistake on the part of the clerk in recording, and should read Elizabeth Brewster. 
The following abstract shows that as early as January, 1713, Ephraim Bradford's wife 
was Elizabeth Brewster: 

Joseph Holms of Plymouth and Mary his wife, Caleb Stetson and Sarah his wife, 
Abigail Brewster, Hannah Brewster and Elizabeth Brewster, all of Duxbury, sons in 
law and daughters of Wrestling Brewster, late of Duxbury, make over to our brethern, 
Jonathan Brewster, Wrestling Brewster and John Brewster, lands of our father. 
Deed dated Oct. 3, 1707. (Signed) Joseph Holms, Mary Holms, Caleb Stetson, Sarah 
St< tson, Abigail Brewster, Hannah Brewster, Ephraim Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford. 
Plymouth, Jan. 15, 1713. The within named Joseph Holms and Mary bis wife, Caleb 

m« t-oii and Sarab his wife, Abigail Brewster, now the wife of Elisha Stetson. Ephraim 
Bradford and Elizabeth his wife, and Hannah Brewster, now the wife of Benjamin 

Alden, all sons in law and daughters to the within named Wrestling Brewster de- 

ceased, personalis appeared etc-. (Plymouth Co. Deeds, x., 211). 

It will be noticed that in the body of this deed, Elizabeth is called Elizabeth Brew- 
ster, lint she signs as Elizabeth Bradford with her husband. If we assume that her 
marriage to Ephraim Bradford took place February 13, 1709-10, it will be Been that 

they must have Signed the deed after that time, and this is probably the ea-e, for 
Elizabeth was hut about sixteen years of age in 1707, and, being a minor, could not 

have transferred property at that date. Additional evidence that Ephraim Bradford 
married Elizabeth Brewster may he found in The Aueunt Estate of Governor William 
Bradford, bj the late Dr. Thomas Bradford Drew. 
t Brewster Book. 

1899.] Early Generations of the Brewster Family. 287 

1. Jonathan,* b. Nov. 5, 1719. 

2. Benjamin, b. Dec. 13, 1721. 

3. Joanna. 

4. tiiraon. 

Children of second wife : 

5. Sarah, b. Oct. 17, 1737. 
G. Andrew, b. Aug. 1, 1739. 

7. Judith, b. May 31, 1744. 

8. Joshua, b. May 8, 1747. 

0. Hezekiah, b. Aug. 11, 1749. 

10. Lucy, b. Oct. 11, 1751. 

11. Mary, b. April 1, 1754. 

iii. Joseph, b. April 13, 1G98; d. Oct. 15, 1770; m. March 17, 1723, 
Dorothy Witter. Children : 

1. Elijah* b. Sept. 3, 1724. 

2. Joseph, b. Aug. 20, 1726. 

3. Nathan, b. Dec. 25, 1729. 

4. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1732. 

5. Jonathan, b. Sept. 13, 1735. 
C. Ezra, b. March 31, 1738. 

7. Jacob, b. Jan. 20, 1741. 

8. Stephen, b. March 4, 1744. 

9. Jabez, b. March 16, 1747. 

.v. Sarah, b. April 1, 1700; d. abt. 1735; m. Samuel Cutler of Wood- 
stock and Killingly, son of Samuel and Sarah (Satle) Cutler, b. 
June 12, 1694. (For children, see the Cutler Memorial, 329). 
v. Mary, b. May, 1703; m. Nov. 2, 1723, Caleb Bammond of Norwich, 
Lebanon and Windham. Children, 1-5 recorded at Norwich, 6-9 
at Windham; the order of Mary (5) is doubtful. 

1. Caleb* Hammond, b. May 29, 1726. 

2. Mehitable Hammond, b. May 4, 1730. 

3. Ruth. Hammond, b. June 25, 1732. 

4. Jabez Hammond, b. March 12, 1733-4; d. April 14, 1734. 

5. Mary Hammond, b. July 4, 17[record torn] ; d. Dec. 15, 1745. 
C. Judith Hammond, b. July 1, 1735. 

7. James Hammond, b. July 11, 1737. 

8. Moses Hammond, b. May 15, 1739. 

9. Sarah Hammond, b. Aug. 21, 1740. 

8. DANIEL 4 Bbewsteb (Benjamin? Jonathan? William 1 ), marriod first, 
December 23, 1686, Hannah, daughter of John Gager of Norwich, 
who was born February, L666, and died September 25, 1727; 
married second, December 1'.), 1727, Dorothy Witter, probably 
widow of Ebenezer Witter and daughter of Lieut. Joseph and 
Dorothy (Parke) Morgan, all of Preston, who died March '•>, L759. 
Daniel was Representative to the General Courl of Connecticut, 
1704-'19, '21-23, and '25-31, inclusive. He became Lieutenant 
of tlir military company at Preston, L704, and Captain in L716, 
and was also Deacon of the l-i Church of Preston. lie died May 
7, I 735. 
( hildren, recorded at Preston : 

i. Daniel,* b. at Norwich, Oct. LI, 1687; d. June 14, L766; m. Aug. 
8, mo. Elizabeth, dan. of Joseph Freeman, who d. June 2, 17.~,7. 
They bad no children. By his will, dated May 28, 17.~>:'.. Daniel 
Brewster left hi- real to his nephew, Nathan Freeman, 

who had lived with him in his old age. "March: y : 28: Day 
in the year L75[torn] Then Nathan Freeman moued to M r . 
Daniel Brewster* to Line With Him."* 

• Brewster Book. 

J s ^ Early (fenerations of the Brewster Family. [July, 



. Hannah, b. al Preston, l><-e. 2, 1690j m. Doc. 2, 1708, Joseph 
1 reexnan, brother of Elizabeth above, who died May 12. 1733. 

Children, recorded at Preston : 

1. Joseph* Freeman, b. March 4, 1709-10. 

2. Daniel Freeman, b. April 1, 1712; d. April 28, 1703. 
8. Hannah Freeman, b. Feb. 24, 1718-14 (Feb. 28*). 

4. Caleb Freeman, b. Feb. 27, 1716-16 (1716-17*). 

5. Phinehas FreenKan, b. Oct. 23, 1718; d. May 9, 174G. 

6. Nathan Freeman, b. Sept. 23, 1721. 

7. Benjamin Freeman, b. Nov. 27. 1723. 
Samuel Freeman, b. June 25, 172G (June 2G*). 

'.1. Mary Freeman, b. July 12, 1728. 
10. Jemima Freeman, b. March 13, 1731-2. 

iii. MARY, b. Jan. 2, 1G92; d. Dec. 24, 1749; m. June 4, 1740; as his 
third wife, Christopher Huntington of Norwich, son of Christo- 
pher and Sarah (Adgate) Huntington, b. Sept. 12, 1G8G. They 
had no children. 

iv. John, b. July 18, 1695; d. Aug. 29, 177G; m. Sept. 20, 1725, Doro- 
thy Treat. Children : 

1. Oliver, 6 b. July 20, 172G. 

2. Dorothy, b. Jan. 22, 1727-8. 

3. Hannah, b. Sept. 2G, 1729. 

4. Daniel, b. Apr. 12, 1731. 

5. Sarah, b. May 25, 1733. 
G. Sibyl, b. Aug. 20, 1735. 

7. John, b. Jan. 9, 1737-8. 

8. Eunice, b. Oct. 17, 1740. 

9. Levi, b. March 17, 1743. 
10. Asaph, b. March 7, 1745-G. 

v. Jerusha, b. Nov. 18, 1697; d. April 17, 1704. 

vi. Ruth, b. June 20, 1700; m. Jan. 14, 1718-19, John Fobes. Child- 
ren, recorded at Preston : 

1. Simeon 6 Fobes, b. Jan. 14, 1719. 

2. Mary Fobes, b. Jan. 1G, 1721-2 (Jan. 19*). 

3. Jerusha Fobes, b. Dec. 19, 1724; d. Feb. 25, 1728 (1727*). 

4. Hannah Fobes. b. May 29, 172G (1727*). 

5. Ebenezer Fobes, b. Oct. 22, 1728; d. Nov. 15, 1736. 

6. Lydia Fobes, b. Apr. 7, 1731 ; d. Nov. 30, 1736. 

7. Elizabeth Fobes, b. Dec. 30, 1732. 

8. Buth Fobes, b. July 17, 1735. 

9. John Fobes, b. Oct. 25, 1737; d. Feb. 17, 1738-9. 
vii. Bethiah, b. April 5, 1702; d. at Windham, Feb. 8, 1740-1 ; m. May 

23, 1738, William Parish of Windham. Children, recorded at 
Windham : 

1. Bethiah 6 Parish, b. Sept. 2G, 1739. 

2. Jerusha Parish, b. Feb. 1, 1740-1; d. Feb. 14, 1740-1. 
viii. Jonathan, b. June 6, 1705; m. Nov. 9, 1725, Mary Parish. 

Children : 

1. Lucretia, 6 b. Aug. 14, 1727. 

2. Buth, 1). Apr. 6, 1730. 

3. Ephraim, b. Aug. 20, 1731. 

4. Jonathan, b. June 8, 17.">4. 

5. Mary, b. Dec. 2, 1785. 

6. Lydia, b. Mar. 13, 1738. 

7. Hannah, b. Mar. 5, 1789-40. 

8. Jonah, bapt. Mar. 30, 17 16. 

ix. Jerusha, b. Oct. 15, L710; d. Mar. 7, 1711. 

x. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 19, L718; d. Oct. 7, 1740 (1739*); m. Aug. 27, 

1736 (Aim. 28*), Susanna Smith. Children: 

1. r,i njamin* '>• Apr. L5, 1 786, 

2. J r, 1). Apr. 25, 1711 (17 40*). 


[To be continued.] 

1899.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 289 



A Compilation from Collections made by the Honorable GEORGE FllISBIE HOAB 
By Henry S. NTourse, of Lancaster, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 108.] 

Daniel Hoare came to Massachusetts with the family and be- 
came a trader in Boston; at least he so speaks of himself,* although 
he is not found a resident or real-estate owner in the town records 
He was licensed Oct. 2, 1650, by order of the Council of State "to 
export to .New England three hundred birding fowling peices and 
muskets upon giving security that they will not be used to the preju- 
dice of the Commonwealth." (See Calendar of State Papers, 344.) 
He accumulated considerable property, some of which he held m 
partnership with Lieut Richard Cooke, whom he calls cousin. 
This Cooke was very probably from Gloucester, as the name is 
found in the records of St. Mary de Crypt. John Cooke founded 
the ( rypt Grammar School in 1528. The late Major General 
George I looke of Albany, X. Y., came from Gloucester. In 1G50, 
Daniel made his brother John and his nephew John Hull his attor- 
neys to settle with Cooke whom, in 1663, he charges in a letter 
from Hull, England, with dishonesty in his partnership accounts. 
The attorneyship as before narrated, was a source of dire misfortune 
to his brother John. Neither the date of birth or death of Daniel 
Hoare has been discovered. Savage says he died in London. Hig 
wife Mary writes from Hull, England, April 9, 1673, to Mrs. 
L >nard Hoar asking that she would receive her son, John, into 
then- own family, "which would be a singular testimony of your 
><m<: to my husband (who I know will cheerfully pay my Bro'r; 

more free then to a stranger), to his child, and 'to her that i' 
Four Erring Sister:" (See Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. Vol. 




1 1 i . 

Le -.aim) Hoar, designated in his {\xt)i<^ u jll to be the scholar 

of the family and a teacher in the chord,, although bv his coming 

New England he missed the proposed matriculation at Oxford, 
sfied fully the spirit of the paternal wish. He was Gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in L650, William Stoughton, chief justice 
and lieutenanl governor of Massachusetts, being the most distin- 
guished of his eight classmates. In November, 1653, he returned 
t<» England and it is said was there befriended by Sir Matthew Hale 
I also a native of Gloucester and at that time a judge of the Common 
He was - on presented by Si,- Henry Mildmay, one of the 
regicides, then lord of die manor, with the benefice of Wanstead in 
Essex. According to Oldmixon, Sir Henry's wife, Anne, was a 
iaughter of Sir Leonard Holiday, Lord Mayor of London, also 

VOL. LIU. 19 

Ancestry of thi Hoar Family in d ioa, [Julv, 

r birth "and perhaps a Relation as well 
sake* 3 of the young clergyman. At her death, March 12, 16 
Leonard rloar preached two sermons, "Tin- Sting of Death" 
"Death Qnstung," which were printed at Boston in 1680, with a 
" Dedicatory Epistle to Mrs. Bridget Usher, my ever honored Aub 
h\- Josiah Flint. He was one of the two thousand victims of the 
Uniformity Act upon the restoration of Charles LI., but remained 
in England for about ten years after his ejection, and received tin 
degree of M.D. from Cambridge University in 1(171. Ami 
friends in England and correspondents at a later date were the n]<'- 
brated chemist Robert Boyle and Master Samuel Hartlib to whom 
.Milton addressed his famous '''Tractate of Education." He was 
probably given his baptismal name in compliment to his wealthy 
uncle. Leonard Tarne, the Gloucester sheriff. 

( )n July 8, 1672, Dr. Hoar with his wile landed in Boston, having 
been called thither with a view to settlement over the South Chui 
w here he preached as assistant to Rev. Thomas Thaeher. He brought 
a letter from thirteen dissenting ministers of London and vicinity 
commending him to the magistracy and clergy of New England as 
a suitable head of the college at Cambridge, the presidency of which 
was then vacant, and despite one or more formidable rivals he was 
promptly elected to that office and installed December 10, 1672, 
the first graduate of the institution so honored. Sewall write- that 
"Governor Bellingham lay dead in his House and Deputy Governor 
Leverett was the Chief Civil Magistrate present at the solemnity." 
Dr. Hoar's scholarship was of a high order, and he entered upon 
his difficult duties with very flattering prospecte ; but trouble soon 
began and his hopes of usefulness were speedily destroyed. Accord- 
ing to Cotton .Mather, then an undergraduate, the students 
themselves to Travestie whatever he did and said, and aggravate 
everything in his Behavior disagreeable to them, with a design to 
make him Odious." He also adds that the insubordinate wercj 
countenanced in their doings by certain personswho " made a Fig 
in the Neighborhood," doubtless meaning some of the leading o\ 
seers. Judge Sewall writes Oct. 16, L674, "that the causes of the 
lownes of the Colledge were external as well as internal." Thomas 
Hutchinson says "the students were too much indulged in their 
prejudices against him." In SewalFs Diary, June 15, It'ul. 
an account of the Hogging of an undergraduate before the assem- 
bled Students in the Library, President Hoar prefacing and do 
the exercises with prayer. But this was not a very unusual dis 

pline in those day- and Dr. Hoar L8 not charged with undii rity. 

Very probably a potent factor in the troubles was the bitter dissen- 

:i then waged between the Old Church and the New Church, 
The hit e Dr. J . Hammond Trumbull attributed Dr. 1 [oar's ill-sue 
to the fact that soon alter his coming to Boston he connected him- 
self with the Third Church, then newly gathered by scceders fi 

1899.1 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in Amu r< or. 291 

the First Church who were synodists or advocates of tlie half-\ 
covenant ; thereby bringing himself' into marked opposition with 
the governor and many among the most influential of the clergy, 
the magistrates and the overseers of the college. 

The students having all deserted the college, "except three whose 

lived in Cambridge," Dr. Hoar was compelled to resign the 

presidency, which he did March 1">, L675, and as Cotton Mather 

writes (Magnalia, 11, 11) "the Hard and 111 usage met withal 

pan [mpression upon his Mind that his Grief threw 

him into a ( umption whereof he dyed November 28, 1675 

in Boston." Increase Mather in his Diary records: "Nojpj 28, 

died, having been brought into a consumption by the 

Lined through affliction when P] t of the college. 

A solemn stroke! It will occasion (in probability) this country to 

be ill thought of in England, that such a man should have his heart 

broken among his friend- in New England." 

In his will, dated October 25, 1675, Dr. Hoar makes these be- 
ta and til expenses being first paid 1 doe and 
h unto my daughter Bridget Hoar two hundred pounds in New 
1. _land to bee paid h< r al the age of one and twenty or at her mar- 
ina' mother's consent . . . To my deare brother Daniell 
zeal] and perpetual] kindnesses I can aever remunerate) I 
acknowledged of my stone signet and my wach. To my 
-• brother Jn° Hoar i give a black sute, to my d ister Flint and 
I much fine black serg as will make each of them a 
. n. Out of my library J give to my Co/en Josiah Flint, Ravenelli 
i. to Cons: Noah Newman Aquinas hi mons. and to them 
se of any Books or Manuscripts of mine in divinity, they giveing 
ote to returne them s to my wife at demand. My medicall or 
i writing • - ■ rny wife' tody not to give or lend but to 

',< d addicting themsel hall 

md in her esteeme deserve them. i illy I respect John H 

lor any other of my Bretheren, Sisters sons or >ns. 

The inventory of his estate amounted to 1 3 t5 £ . I b* -. 5d : the b< 
valued at 208£. 12s. 6d. The Noah Newman, called cousin, 
ma a daughter of Rev. Henry Flynt, 10 mo. 30, 1(569, 
ing to Braintre< Records. Doctor Hoar's printed writings 
d unimportant, consisting, besid 

;': Index Biblicus, 1' ad L672; Letter to 

-■.*ih Flint, HJ61, | in Mass. H .Collections VT., 

100- h the Catalogues of Harvard College commonly 

ial, 1074; A Letter from Cambrid^ .. ,13, 1672, to 

. Robert Iioyh', printed in ; - W orks V. 1 I 2, Edition of 1744. 

-t pro\ breadth of his edu at ionai \ . and indie 

hat he had i clearer conception than was usual in fthe \. 

»f the study of natural science. I; contains what is probably the 

I of modern t . I . 

if i» 1 Anc stry of the Hoar Family in Amerl [Jul^-. 

cattle. Movies' Court is- a large two-story building. two 

square wings, connected by the main building. The wings project from 
the main building in front, but the whole forms a continuous line in the 

you approach it, you pass numerous heavy brick outbuildi 
including several farmhouses, one of which is quite large, and apparently 
real antiquity. 

We unv told by Mrs. Fane, wife of the present ant of Movies' 

i . ; the landed estate connected with Movies' Court is very \-.\_ . 
I qoWj or recently yielding to the Earl of Nbrmanton, seven thousand 
pounds a year. The present occupant of Movies' Court, Frederick Pane, 
.. came to reside there about iM years ago. The hoe then much 

dilapidated, but he lias restored it in a style in keeping with the 
archj The principal room is a dining hall, rising from the ground 

t in height, with a gallery at one end. on a level with the second 
\ — the walls of this room are of beautiful carved oak, the front of the 
gallery being ancient, and as it existed in the time of Lady Lisle. i 
staircase also of fine carved oak is of equal antiquity. The carved oak in 
the passages and some of the other rooms, has been restored by Mr. I 
from materia] found in the attic. There is also a curious old kitchen, 
with a large tire-place, with a closet in the chimney where it is said one of 
the -persons succored by Lady Lisle was found hidden. In the cellar is a 
curiously carved head on a stone beam which seemed as if it might have 
formerly supported a mantel-piece, or shelf. It is said that this portion of 
the cellar was once a chapel. 

Some of the chambers have been named hv Mr. Fane from persons con- 
nected with the tragedy : Dame Alicia, Monmouth, Nelthrop, Hicks, Try- 
phena, these names being inscribed on the doors. The room is shown 
where Lady Lisle is said to have been seized. 

Mrs. Fane told us several traditions current in the neighborhood: she 
Bays that when she first came there, there was a woman still living who 
told her that her grandmother had told her that she remembered seeing in 
childhood Lady Alice Lisle taken past on her way to her trial at Win- 
chester. If this be true, the two lives must have 1 lasted at least 186 \ 
beside a sufficient margin to enable the child to be old enough to compre- 
hend, and remember the occurrence, and her granddaughter to be old 
enough to comprehend and remember the- narration. 

Lady Lisle was carried on horseback by a trooper' to Winchester. The 
horse lost a shoe, and fed lame; she insisted that the trooper should stop at 
a smith's and have the shoe replaced, and on his refusing declared that she 
would make an outcry and resistance unless he did, saying she could not 
bear to have the suffer. The blacksmith at first refused, lie said 
he would do nothing to help the carrying off Lady Lisle, but she entreated 
him to do it for lief sake. She said she should come back that way in a 
few day-; the trooper said, •• V« -. you will come 1 bark in a few days, but 
without your head." 

The bodj was returned to Moyles' Court the day of the execution; the 

head was brought back a few days after in a basket, and put i'l at the pan- 
try window: the nav-<nevr said that the head was sent afterward tor 

greater indignity. 

There is a further tradition that when Lady Lisle heard oi her husband'l 
connection with the Court which condemned Bang Charles she was much 

ressed. It is well known that she disapproved the execution, and that 
•In' declared on her trial that she never ceased to pray for the Line.. 1 he 

y further goes thai Bhe hastened to London, and reached her husband's 

19.1 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 295 

door, as he had just mounted his horse to join the procession for some part of 

proceeding of the high court. She accosted him, but being covered with 

i] he did not recognize her, and roughly thrust her away. She fell 

und< orse's f< et, in a swoon ; she was taken up and cared for by 11 

oik* of the persons whom she afterwards succored, and for relieving whom 

Bhe was cond< mned. She remained in a swoon for a long time ; her husband 

was a at for and visited her, but, to use tin 1 phrase in which the story was 

told by Mrs. Fain-, was very odious to her. She told Hicks that she could 

not repay him for his kindness in London, but if he came to the Isle of 

Wight, or to Movies' Court, in both of which places Bhe had property, 

would repay him, saying, "at Moyles' Court I am Mistress." 1 think 

: { 1 1 i • k s lived in the Strand. 

After tly a year's widowhood Bridget Hoar married for her 

ikI husband Hezekiah Usher, fir., November 29, 1676. Usher 
was a wealthy merchant of Boston, very eccentric, and, as his wife soon 
found, unsuited for domestic life. She lived unhappily with him 
until July 12, 1687, when she sailed for England with her only 
surviving child, Bridget Hoar, and did not return until after Usher's 
death which tool; place July 11, 1<:1'7, at Lynn. By the fall of his 
horse : ; was so bruised or broken as to lead to his death. 

8 all writes that he "grew distracted" in his last illness, and his 
extravagant will indicates that his mind was not well balanced at a 
much earlier day. This will is printed in full in the, Historical Maga- 
zine for September, 1 s ( > «S . It is dated August 17, 1689, at Nbnaicoi- 
CU8 Farm, an estate of four hundred acres in what is now the town of 
Ay» r. originally the property of Major Simon Willard. It is very 
lengthly and abusive in language. The following extracts concern 
hi- wife and her daughter: — 

•• And unto my dear wife, whom I may count very dear by her Love to 
what I had hut not, a real Love to me, which should accounting it m< 

th than any other outward Enjoyment; and for her covetousness & 
overreaching & cunning Impression that has almost ruinated me by a gentle 
behaviour, having only words hut as sharp swords to me, whose Cunning 
is like those to !»■• as an Angel of Light to other- hut wanting Love and Char- 

ity : And therefore 1 do cut her off from the benefit oi 

my E ^ do not bestow anything upon her hut what the law doth 

allow ..... But .-is to her daughter Bridget if her mother had not I" 
so undermining & overreaching for her I should have beeo willing to b 
what I could for her. And do give her the Tumbler with the Arme 
•read L . . ith two heads, (but I think one head for a holy i 
enough,) and the Table Cloth of the best Damask, and the napkins thereto. 
And this Will I make to be a Warning to those women that have no Love 

their Husbands, but to what they have; 

Judgi S ' '-'I as .Madame Usher's attorney while she re- 
mained in England. In spite of the will she obtained possession of 
her late husband's house and grounds and there took up her residence. 
May 9, L700, Sewall writes: "Madam Usher obtained Judgment 
for her Dower in the Man-ion Rouse against the Town House y< s- 
terday. Brick Shop- and ware house are of the same title and will 
follow the Dwelling-h She is invariably spoken of by her 

Ancestry of thi Hoar Family in Am [July. 

contemporaries in terms of unqualified praise, as one who ever led 
iharitablc and blameless life. Alter her funeral Rev. Thomas 
Foxcroft, pastor <>l the Old Church in Boston, preached a sermon 
upon w The character of Anna the prophetess consider* <1 and applii 
which was printed with a preface by Benjamin VTadsworth, president 
of Harvard College, in which he calls Madame Usher "a wonderful 
example of Christian Patience under great Pains and Bodily Afflic- 
tions." The announcement by her executors to her daughter in 
London (»}' her decease and funeral, testifies to the public respect 
fell for her, and a schedule of the personal belongings of this gen- 
tlewoman of the seventeenth century is appended as of interest in 
this connection. 

To the Rev' d Mr. Thomas Cotton in London. 

Bos i on, June 12, 1 7_ . 
Mr. Thomas Cotton, 

Sib, — These are to condole with you the loss of our worthy friend Madam 
Bridget Usher, who departed this life the 25 th of the last Month, being Satur- 
day at about two a Clod; in the afternoon, after a fortnights [ndisposition, 
ami according to her express desire was [ntere'd at Brantry May 30th, in 
the Grave of \h\ Leonard. Hoar her first Husband, and her younger Daugh- 
ter Tryphena, and the I)oc ,rs . Mother and Sisters. The Corps was attended 
about half a mile in the Street leading thitherward by tin- Bearers, being 
the Honb le . W m . Dummer Esqr. L ; . Gov r . and Coin 1 , in Cheif, Sam 1 . Sew- 
all, lYi.n Townsend, Edward Bromfield, Simeon Stoddard and Edmund 
Quincey Esq™, and many others, principal Gentlemen and Gentlewomen 
of the Town, Mr. Leonard Cotton being the principal Mourner. Ii plei 
God to afford as a very comfortable day for the Solemnity, wherein the 
Executors Col . Quincey Mr. Flynt and others Gen*, with several Gentle- 
women of her cheif acquaintance proceeded bo Brantry on Horse hack and 
in Coaches. The distance is very little above ten miles. 

Inclosed is a true Copy of the WiU though not attested as we shall - d 
hereafter. What Estate Mad" 1 Usher has left consists chiefly in Bonds, 
am , to One Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty pounds which we hope is 
in good hands. 

We desire your Bpeedy Direction and order as to the getting them in 
and disposition when got in. 

We have not found one piece of money either Gold or Silver. NorT< □ 
Shillings in Bills of Credit, being \\ hat passes here in Lieu of Money. 1 [on - 
ever, we have delivered Mr. Leonard Cotton his Legacy and shall go on to 
paj the Funeral] Expence, not waiting for the Effects of the Bonds to do 
it with; — With our hearty salutations of Condolence to your Self and 
I.a<l\ . w e conclude, \\ ho are 

"t our Humble Serv' . 

S LMUEL Skwa i l . 

(Sewall's Letter Book II.. p. l L9.) W m. \\ i lstead. 

Mi. 'rimmns Cotton and Mrs. Bridget Cotton. 

Julj L9th, . 

This under Covert to Mr. Samuel Storke, and Se| r)vea tor Covert 

the enclo ed Account of perticulers of what Contained in Bill of lading 

1899.1 Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America, 297 

1 1 i in who we doubt not, but upon arrival will take care to receive 
and forward to you. There are Several perticulers ment a . in the Inventory 
which are already dispos d of here by Madam Usher's desire, according to a 
Schedule _ d by her to Mrs. Lidia Vlvion, now Perkins, for that pur- 
Some of the Clothes \\ i forbear sending Least they should be seized, 
under the Notion of East India goods. So Shall wail for your further 
direction about Km. Wishing what we now Send well to your bands, arc 
with due respects. 

Schedule of Articles. 

An .•.(•count of what was put up in Madam Usher'a Ch< si dun.: 29, 1725, 
end to London, according to the Order of the Rev* Mr. Thomas Cot- 
. and his Lady Madam Bridget Cotton; To send by the Mary Gaily, 
1 as Dimond Commander. 

Imprimis. One pair of Sheets. Five Table-Cloths, Thirteen Napkins; 
Diapar, and Damask; Nine Towells, One Pillow-bier, Seven Holland 
Shins, and a Plane! one. Twelve pair of Sheets. Nine Aprons, five oi 
them short Nine Hoods of various sorts, one Night-Rail. Four Head- 
Three pair of Pockets, one Stomacher. Eighteen Handker- 
: Linen, Silk, Gaws. One Red silk Purse fill'd with Knots and 

One black Paddiswaj Suit: One Linen Gown and One N 
Suit of blew Damask Lined with blew Lutestring; One Satin Night-Gown 
and Coal Lined with Red Lute-string; One Silk Dress Gown. 

One Full Suit of Striped Satin lined with Cloth-colourd Lutestring, ( 
Silk Night-gown, and three pairs of Stays. One pair Silk Stockings, one 
pair ditto Worsted, one pair of Shoes; one Scarf; two Feather Bcreens, 
one black Quilted Coat, and two Silk Bonnets. 

S t-ral pieces of Earthern Ware were stowd among the Cloaths. 

I wo Rings delivered ('apt. Dimond. 

I am blest in whom my heart doth rest — 

The R*. 1 1- ml, 1 - I; 1 . James Russell ok. 22 June, 1712. 

- j». v.\ 8 Grains. 
Plate put into the Cotton and Linen Bag Sealed up. 
One Tankard standing upon Lion-; one large Plate, one Salver. One 
Porringer with a Cover. One -mall (aim. One Candlestick and 
Snuffers. Two Salts. One Pepper Box. One Money-Box. One Seal 
One Fork, One Tabacco Stoper. One Small Tumbler. One Thim- 
ble and tli! Bro ' ' - of Silver. 

W . : our p my w'. and 7 ( ir:ii; . 

Books in tli'' i ■ 

One Fol. English Bib) , L€ 2. On Quarto ditto. One N.E. Psalm 
B »k. Dr. Owen's fourth part of his Exposition on the Hebre 

Manuscript in Quarto. A Psalm-Book recomended by Dr. Man- 
ton &c D worthy Comunicant, Cole's Christian Religion: Colman 
on the Ten Vi Dr. Mather on the Beatitu Ryther's Plat for 
.M i Death. 

Dr. Owen on the glor) of Christ. Trinity vindicated. Spiritual v - 
1 nerall Sermon on G •• Hirst Esqr. Dr. Sibb's Christian Portion. 
Twi ins by Mr. W orth. l>r. Patrick 1 \ of the Psalms. 

1 § iona by Dr. Mather. P his Preparation f< th. Mitch- 

ell of Glory. Mr. Tomlyn' Doolittell «»t" th.- Lord's Supper. 

Ancestry of thi II- i\ Family in America* \Jlu\y, 

! ' ! I )-'»]• of I ! M ■;• ■ •■ ; |»t ( )cl 

Myrtle I Sermons of Mr. Joseph Stephens. ( of the 

History. Hymns and Spiritual Sou;.:.- p Mr. Watte. Disce Vis 

i-n :•. pages 558. Besides several small Books unbound but 
1 only. 

ton, July 19, L725. The ' :' Iccounl nowab 

the Ma ey, Thomas Dimond ( ouiander, for L 

I to Mr. Samuel Storke, to whom we inclose Bill of Lading. 

S-A i ' !. §EYi MI.. 

ber Book II.. p. 188.) \V.\i. Welstead. 

Bridget the daughter of Dr. Leonard and Bridget (Lisle) Hoar, 
was born in Cambridge, Mass., March 13, L673, and mai Rev, 
Thomas Cotton. In the litigation between Samuel S< • Esq., 
as attorney for Mrs. Bridget Usher, and Wait Winthrop, Esq., it 

was necessary to prove the marriage of her daughter, and the fol- 
lowing certificate was obtained from England, and can be found in 
'inserts Archives, Vol. xiii. 22, 23. 

ire !o Certify that Mr. Thomas Cotton of Penif the County 

oi York, Batchelor, and Mrs. Bridgett Hoar Of the Parish of St Buttolph, 
Bishopgate in the City of London, Spinster, were Married t< r in the 

Ish Church of Aihallowes on the Wall in the City of London June 21st 
1689, as appears by the Lycence for Their Marriage now Lajng in my 

hands, and by the Register Book of the said Parish. 

Witness my hand February 17, 1692. 

Joshua Richab fr. 

An interesting memoir of Thomas Cotton la in Walter Wilson's 
"History of the Dissenting Churches," Vol. iv., p. 376-388, to 
which a portrait is appended. He was horn at or near Wortley in 
1653 and was therefore at his marriage more than double the age 
of bis girl bride. lie died in 1730, aged 77 years, and was buried 
in Bunhill Fields. His will mentions children : Leonard, Thon 
and Alicia, and was proved August 11, 1730i His son Leonard 
came to America, was a teacher at Hampton Falls> X. II., and had 
four children. Judge Sewall mentions paying him a legacy of fifty 

mds after his grandmother Usher's death. Thomas Cotton was 
a benefactor of Harvard College, between 1721 and 1727, to the 
amount in all of ")<)()£. given for books and the ind • of the 

president's salary. He and his wife also authorized Judge Sewall 
to distribute 12.">£. from Madam Usher's estate among poor clergv- 
men <>l New England. He has descendants living in England, one 
of whom, Colonel Cotton of the British army has inherited two 
lily portraits of great interest; one of Lord John Lisle, sup- 
posed to be from the brush of Sir Peter Lely, the other of his 
granddaughter Mrs. Bridget (Hoar) Cotton, presumed to be the 
work of Sir Godfrey Kneller. The name Alice Lisle is perpetuated 
among the daughters <>f the line. Judge Sewall records in his 
Letter Book II. L51. under date July s , 171'."', memoranda of a 
letter : — 

19.] Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America. 299 

To Mrs. Tryphena Grove in London ]) Mr. James Allen, incl ' 2 her 

Ring which i I. 1". July 8, 172.*') Sent also the Pictures of my 

! L • n 1 1 « I Lady Cutler, put up in a case carefully with shreds of 

!' upon with Ink N.T.G.2 to take a Bill of Exchange. 1 

[ncloa two S , one to Madame Grove, the other to my Lady Rus- 

T; I jmt in Madame Groves Sermon. Ordered him to ad 

^v ^ i r 1 1 Mr. v n. 

It* the portraits thua mentioned arc in existence their location is 
unknown to the family. Madame Grove died in 172."). 

Joanna Hoare, the youngest child of Charles and Joanna of 
Gloucester, was baptized at St. Michaels in June, 1624. She mar- 
ried July 26, 1648, Col. Edmund Quincy, third of that name, 
of I He ~ >rn in England in 1»>27, and died at Brain- 

tree. January 7, 1698. Judge Sewall wrote in his Diary, tf £ 
entli-dav, Jan'y < s . between ten and 11. m. Parmiter comes in, and 
tells me that Inch- Quinsey died between 7 and 8 lasl night. A 
true New England man, and one of our best Friends is gon. M His 

I wife died May 16, 1680, and seven months later, December 8, 
168 . pried Elizabeth (Gookin) Eliot, widow of John Eliot 

Jr. She died November 30, 1700. By Joanna Hoar he had the 
following children : — 

1. Mart, born 1650 (?) who married Ephraim Savage. 

2. Daniel, l>oni February 7. 1651, who married Hannah Shepard. 

3. John, born April 5, L652, and died 8 mo. 11, 1674. 
■1. Joanna, born 1654; married David Hobart. 

■ >. Ji on ii, born E , John Reyner, Jr., and died Ma: 

5, 1679. 

Elizabeth, born ICoo; married Rrr. Daniel (looldn. 
7. Edmund, died 7 mo. 11. 1 657. 

\\ in. born 29, 8 mo. L658; married John Hunt. 

Komi m». bora 1 mo. 3, 1660; died L0 mo. 22, U 

I ii. M mm ;i v. bora 1 mo. 26. 1 665. 

11. Experu s< b, I*. ! mo. 20, 1667; married November 24, 1693, William 

Daniel, the oiilv ,-"" r /vl:,,nn 'l an( l Joanna Quincy who left 

John i;, r whoin fh- town of Quincy was named, 

;1I1( | .! iddnnghter, Abigail Smith, married John Adams, 

rv 24, 1764, and thua became the wife of one presidi 
the mother of another. 

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II ' ,vv *' { Scituate" and Francis Bayliea ew Plymouth, " 
i;*' 1 -'!' Ho Jcituate, one of the early settlers of Taunton, and 

™chard Hoar* the Bchoolr of Yarmouth, are called broth( 

• f,,,m : '"; 1 Leonard, They probably came from Glou hire, 

r* * atter bem 8 perhaps one of those transported for participation 
".' Monmouth's rebellion, but there is no proof of relation hip to 
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English Wills. 301 


I have several short notes of English Wills, which have not 
appeared in Waters's Genealogical Gleanings, and which seem to 
me worthy of printing for the information they may give, since it 
is uncertain when fuller abstracts may be obtainable. They here 
follow: — Wm. S. Apfleton. 

1. John Atkins, of Virginia, 1G23. Byrde 84. 

2. John Beheathland, "being about to go to my mother at Virginia," 

L639. Harvey 157. 
S. Richard Biggs, of West and Shirley Hundreds, Virginia, 1626. Hele 


4. William Boys of Cranbrook, Kent, John Stow son of Thomas Stow 

in New England, 1656, proved loV>7. Ruthen 72. 

5. Sarah, wife of Lawrence Brinley of London, sons Samuel, Lawrence, 

Richard and Nathaniel, brothers-in-law Thomas and Nicholas 
Brinley, widow Susanna Gregory cVc, 1<">12. Cambell 121. 

6. William Bullock, " bound for Virginia," 1650. Pembroke 61. 

7. William Burroughs, wife Lady Jane YVentworth, niece Judith, wife 

of John Vassall, 1598. Lewyn 89. 

8. Thomas Butcher of Wadhurst, Sussex, cousin Margaret, dan. of 

uncle William Del ton, wife of Thomas Smanne (? Swanne) resi- 
dent in Virginia, 1646. Twisse 125. 

9. Robert Cochet of .Mickle-Over, Derbyshire, gentleman, sister Doro- 

thv Jovce, wife of John Joyce of New England, 16.17, proved 
L658. ' Wootton 128. 

10. Mary ( lony of Boston, Lincolnshire, widow, reverend and dear brother 

Mr. John Cotton of New England, sisters Cotton & Make- 
peace, John & Elizabeth, children of late brother Samuel I law- 
n-id, cousin 1)]-. Tuekney, sons Samuel <Sc John, 1652, proved 
L653. Brent 88. 

1 1. Richard ( radock of Loudon, father Mathew, brother Mathew, uephew 

Mathew, L593. Neville 62. 

12. George Cradocke of Stafford, brother Matthew, son Matthew, 1 

proved L6] 1 . \\ ood 83. 

13. Thorn ( iddock of Stafford, brother Matthew, nephew M 

L618. Meade 93. 
1 I. Samuel Cradock of Thistelton, Rutland, Rev., sons Mathew & Samuel, 

wife Elizabeth, dau. Jorden, dead daughter Mary, L 652, proved 

1 653. Brent 7:>. 
15. Elizabeth Foster, widow, late wife of Henry Foster in Virginia 

decea jed, 1 673, proved 1 ,- »7 1. Bunce 
L6. Thomas Harper of London, "20 shillings belonging t<> a youth in 

Barbadoea or Virginny, whose mother's name is Rebecca Lever 

of Brandford," I 660. ' N • - 8. 
17. ( hristopher Hawne of Blandford, uow at Charles ( ity in Virginia, 

I 620. Soame 56. 

\<. Peter Hooker of Loudon 1 636, intending a ^ to Virginia, L639. 

I I ii M-v 187. 

302 English Wills. [July, 

19. Arthur Horwood of the Island of Virginia beyond seas, 1642. Cam- 

bell L26. 

20. Joseph [ngram, "bound for Virginia," 1653. Brent 367. 

21. Elizabeth Jenings of Hatfield Broadoak, Essex, Caleb and Joshua 

Foote, 1660. Nabbs 10. 

22. Luke Johnson of Virginia, Planter, 1659. Pell 450. 

23. Elizabeth Lloyd of Elizabeth river in lower Norfolk in Virginia, 

brother-in-law Thomas Cavans of Kilkenny, husband of sister 
Mary, 1656, proved 1657. Ruthen 249. 

24. John Lucas of Ramsey, Essex, 1596, Reynold Marvine of Ramsey, 

proved 1599. Kidd 50. 

25. John Lyon heretofore of New England, now belonging to frigate 

Elizabeth in state's service 1657, proved 1658. Wootton 559. 

26. George Maplesden of Rochester, Alderman, 32 nd Elizabeth, sister 

Katherine Eisher of Detling, widow, her daughter Thomasine 
Eppes, cousin John Eppes of Detling, proved 1591. St. Barbe 3. 

27. George Menefie of Buckland in Virginia, Esq., 1647. Fines 31. 

28. Thomas Mills of Exeter, only child William, " who is nowe (as I sup- 

pose) in Virginia" with wife & children, wife Honour, 1652, 
proved 1653. Brent 178. 

29. Richard Modye of Garesdon, Wilts., son Sir Henry Modye, Knight, 

1606, proved 1614. Lawe 74. 

30. Edmund Moorecroft of Virginia, 1639. Harvey 102. 

31. William Moulte, " when I come to Varginaye," letter to James Jones 

at Accomack for brother Francis Moulte at Ashby Fawell, 
Leicestershire, 1653, proved 1657. Ruthen 249. 

32. Jeremiah Norcross of? Walsingham, Norfolk, estate in New Eng- 

land, will I made there which I left in hands of friend Charles 
Chaddocke of New England, 1656, proved 1658. Wootton 152. 

33. George Parckhurst of " Ipsedge," Suffolk, bound on a voyage to 

Virginia in the Primrose, 1634, proved 1635. Sadler 14-15. 

34. Tobias Payne of Kingscaple, Hereford, 1650. Pembroke 27. 

35. Richard Perkins of High Bray, Devon, son Edmund, 1654, proved 

1659. Pell 254. 

36. Sir Edmund Plowden, of Wansted, Hants., Knight; Lord, Earle 

Palatine, Governor and Captain Generall of the Province of New 
Albion in America, 1655, proved 1659. Pell 432. 

37. Mathew Pollard of Belchamp St. Paul, Essex, brother John, father 

George dead, brother Peter, sisters Elizabeth and Hannah, 1652, 
proved 1 653. Brent 34. 

38. Thomas Pormorte, son Philemon, Grimsby, Hull, 1603. Bolein 76. 

39. William Randall of Lincoln's Inn, "Richard Bellingham in New 

England," 1642. Cambell 100. 

40. Hester de Sambitoris, als. Re vera, 1599. Kidd 78. 

41. George Ruggle senior of Sudbury, Suffolk, 1616, youngest son Jef- 

frey with children, sons John & George, dau. Bridget, wife 
of Martin Harris, Rev. Mr. Bachilor of London, proved 1616. 
Cope ij'2. 

42. Simeon Sedgwicke of London, 1619, kinsman Benjamin, Stockbridge 

in Hampshire, proved 1620. Soame 4. 

43. Nicholas Sellecke of Clotworthy, Somerset, son David, 1653, pro 

L654. Aleliin 388. 

44. William Sheaffe of Cranbrook, Kent, 1615, children of dead brother 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 303 

Thomas, viz., Richard, Edmund, Dr. Thomas, & Harman, proved 
1617. Weldon 7. 

45. Captain Robert Smallay of Bermoda hundred, 1617, proved 1621. 

Dale 19. 

46. William Taylor of Revells in Buckland Newton, Dorset, Gentleman, 

1687, "kinsman Mr. John Cole, heretofore of Dublin, in Ireland 
and now in one of the Western Islands in America, as is sup- 
posed," proved 1688. Exton 112. 

47. Katherine Tayer of Thornbury, Glouc, 1658. Wcotton 476. 

48. John Trowbridge, uncle James Marshall of Exeter, Jn° Manning 

of New England, father Thomas, & brothers, Taunton, 1654. 
Alchin 492." 

49. Katherine Wannell of London, widow, three grandchildren in Vir- 

ginia, 1653. Brent 161. 

50. Edward Waters of Elizabeth Cittie in Virginia, son William, brother 

John of Middleham, York, wife Grace, dau. Margaret, 1630. 
Scroope 81. 

51. John Whale of Colchester, Essex, 1608, brother Philemon, proved 

1609. Dorset 39. 

52. John White, Vicar of Cherton, Wilts., " deceased brother's children 

in Virginia," John & others, 1669, proved 1672. Eure 23. 

53. Richard Williamson of London, brother Roger residing in Virginia 

with children, 1646. Twisse 189. 

54. Thomas Wilsmer, "bound for Virginia," 1659. Pell 456. 

55. John Woodbridge of Stanton neere Ayworth, Clerk, dau. Lucy, dau. 

Ester, sister Rachel Foster, wife Sara, sons Timothy & Benjamin, 
1637, proved 1638. Lee 13. 

56. Simon Young of Ringwood, Hants, 1608, dau. Joan, wife of John 

Batt with children, proved 1609. Dorset 69. 



Contributed by Worthington Chauncky Ford, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 
(Continued from vol. 52, page 164.) 

John Parke Custis to Col. George Washington. 

Annatolis, 18 August, 1771. 
My dear Sir, 

I am exceedingly thankful for your IJemarks on my Letter, which I am 
sorry to say, are hut too just. It is however really true, that I was in a 
hurry, when I wrote: and though undoubtedly 1 might have found more 
time, I am obliged to own, that I am oiio of those who put oil' every thing 
to the last. And how it should or docs happen I know not. but so it is, 
that tho 1 certainly can write as good English, & spell, as well as most peo- 
ple yet when hurried I very seldom do either. 1 might perhaps account 
for it in a manner less reproachful to m<'. hut, as you have attributed it to 
Carelessness, alone, & as Appearances are so much against me, I suppose it 
is so. All therefore that 1 can now do is to prorui to be more attentive & 

304 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [July, 

watchful for the future ; your gentle, yet very striking observations shall 
have their due weight with me ; they shall by no means deter me from 
writing to you every opportunity, & I desire you would whenever you find 
a mistake, point it out to me to the end, that by discovering my errors, I may 
endeavour with more success to amend, and at length be capable of hold- 
ing a Correspondence with you, more agreeable than at present, on account 
of my incapability. I am glad that Wells dealt with you, which may per- 
haps be a means of introducing your stock to a better market, & I think 
I may venture to say, you might were you to come over, find persons, who 
would give you 20/. I am sure they may afford it, when they can sell it 
again at G d p er pound. M r Boucher presents his Compliments to you & 
Uncle Bassett & kindly offers to your acceptance a Room in his House, 
it being almost impossible to get a Room at any of the ordinaries, the 
Rooms being pre engaged to their customers, which puts strangers to a 
very great inconvenience in attending the Races. M r Boucher begs you 
would let him know as soon as you are certain whether you are a coming, 
or not, as he expects many acquaintances here at the Races whom he would 
be glad to serve should you not come. 

I am dear Sir your most effectionate 
& dutiful Son 

John Parke Custis. 

The Annapolis Races of 1771* 

Sept. 21. Set out with Mr. Wormeley for the Annapolis races. Dined 
at Mr. William Digges, and lodged at Mr. Ignatius Digges. 

22. Dined at Mr. Sam. Galloway's, and lodged with Mr. Boucher 
in Annapolis. 

23. Dined with Mr. Loyd Dulany, and spent the evening at the 
Coffee House. 

24. Dined with the Gov r ., and went to the play and ball after- 

25. Dined at Doctor Stewards, and went to the play and ball 

26. Dined with Mr. Ridouts, and went to the play after it. 

27. Dined at Mr. Carroll's, and went to the ball. 

28. Dined at Mr. Boucher's, and went from thence to the play, 
and afterwards to the Coffee House. 

29. Dined with Major Jenifer, and supped at Dan'l Dulany, Esq r . 

30. Left Annapolis, and dined and supped with Mr. Sam'l Gal- 

October 1. Dined at Upper Marlborough, and reached home in the 

Boucher to Washington. 

Annapolis, 19 November, 1771. 

I have seen your Letter to your Son, & I will own to you, it has given 
me a sensible concern. That my Attention to him has not lately been so 
close or so rigid, as I wish'd, or, as it ought to have been, is a Truth I will 
not attempt to deny. The Peculiarity of my Circumstances & Situation, 
as well as of my Temper & Disposition, are all I have to offer in my 

* From an interleaved Almanac containing Washington's journal. 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher, 305 

Excuse ; which, however, I do not myself think to be sufficient. I know 
I might have Taught him more than I have, &, sincerely as I wish his wel- 
fare I wish I had ; but I know also, that there are not many Masters under 
whom He would have learn'd more, than He has even under me. This 
Business of Education is a complex & extensive Subject: & a man should 
be well acquainted with it, before He ventures to pronounce how far 
another has, or has not, done his Duty. D r Witherspoon, it seems, said I 
ought to have put Him into Greek. Now, how much Deference soever I 
owe to his Authority, I will venture to say, that this Declaration, at least, 
must have been made much at Random. It was not possible He should 
know what I ought to have done, from the few, & the Kind of Questions 
He ask'd. To be acquainted with the Greek is thought to sound well ; 
but, to determine upon a Youth's literary Attainments from that Circum- 
stance alone, is not, in my Judgment, a much wiser method than the vulgar 
way of enquiring hoiv far a Boy has got ; and if He has run thro' a long 
Catalogue of Books, to conclude He must be a good Scholar. Had Dr. 
"Witherspoon been pleased candidly & fully to have examined this young 
Gentleman, I shou'd have had nothing to fear. He would not, indeed, 
have found him possess'd of much of that dry, useless, & disgusting 
School-boy kind of Learning fit only for a Pedant ; but, I trust, He would 
have found Him not illy accomplish'd, considering his manners, Tem- 
per, & Years, in that liberal, manly & necessary knowledge befitting a 
Gentleman. I ever did hold in Abhorrence that servile System of teaching 
Boys words rather than things ; & of getting a parceLof Lumber by Rote, 
which may be useful &, necessary to a School-master, but can never be so 
to a Man of the World. In these, chiefly, Sir, your Son is deficient : & 
but that these are thought necessary to make a Shew of, it were not, I 
think, much to be lamented, should he ever remain so. I neither have 
attended, nor dare I promise that I can attend, to Him, with the Regular- 
ity of a School-master. But, Sir, tho' the little, unessential Minutiae of 
School-Learning may have sometimes been neglected, and thro' my Fault ; 
I think I know you to be too observant & too candid a Man to believe that 
He has been wholly unattended to. His particular Genius & Complexion 
are not unknown to you ; & that they are of a kind requiring not the least 
Judgment & Delicacy to manage properly. Pardon me, Sir, if I assume 
somewhat a higher Tone in claiming some Merit to myself, for having 
faithfully done my Duty in this the most arduous, &, doubtless, by far 
the most important Part of Education. I have hitherto, I thank God, con- 
ducted Him with tolerable safety, thro' some pretty trying & perilous 
Scenes ; &, remiss as I am, or may seem to be, I doubt not, in due Time, 
to deliver Him up to you a good Man ; if not a very learned one. It will 
not be thought necessary for me to enter into a fuller Detail of this Matter : 
what I should say, I persuade myself, will occur to you. 

Annapolis was as unfit a Situation for me as Him, which I knew not, 
till Experience told me. I am now, however, at length, again to return to 
the Country with a Prospect of fewer Embarrassments on my Hands, than 
it had been my good Fortune to be with out for these five Years. I once 
was, I think, a good Preceptor; I have never been so, in my own Opinion, 
for the Period just mentioned. If, however, you think proper to try me a 
little longer, I think 1 can & will do better for M r Custis, than any other 
Man; if you do not think proper, convine'd that you will be influenced 
only by your Regard for him, most ardently wishing that you may most 
effectually consult his Interest, I shall never blame you for removing 
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306 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [July* 

Him — If, indeed, my Blame or approbation needed to be of Consequence 
to you. You will do me the Justice to believe that I can have no other 
Motive for wishing his Continuance with me, besides a Kind of an affection- 
ate Attachment to the Boy, & a piece of Pride, it may be, that another 
Bhou'd not reap the Merit, if there be any Merit in it, of finishing what I 
have begun. I am now, I trust, happily set above the Necessity of teach- 
ing for a livelihood ; nor will I, as far as I can now judge, ever take Charge 
of another Youth besides the Three now with me. For the last year, I 
have long ago mentioned it to mv Friends, I never intended charging either 
I m's or the oiiicr Two, any thing for Education ; & this only from what I 
thought a Consciousness that I had not deserved it. If He continues with 
me & I do my Duty as I now intend (& if I do n[ot 1 will] be the first to 
tell you of it,) I will charge Him, at the least, four or five Times as much 
as I have ever yet done. 

If, after all, you resolve in removing Him, all I have to add is a Request 
that it may not he to Princeton. Pay me the Complim 1 of believing that 
I know some thing of these Matters ; and there is not any thing I am more 
convincid of, than that your own College is a better one — better in every 
Respect. You live contiguous to it, & hear ev'ry Objec n to it, often 
magnify'd beyond the Truth ; & were this the Case with Respect to the 
Jerseys, I am mistaken, if you would hear less there. If, however, the 
Objections to Williamsburg be insuperable, I wou'd then recommend New 
York ; it is but a step farther, & for obvious Reasons, infinitely deserves 
the Preference. 

I am, Sir, 

Boucher to WasJii)tgton. 
-p. , o. Prince George's, 15 January, 1772. 

I now take the Liberty of enclosing to you, Mr. Custis's Account for 
the Year & half that He has spent in Maryland. Undoubtedly, it makes 
a formidable Appearance, and, at first view, may go nigh to scare you : I 
cannot, however, believe, that, when you come to descend to Particulars, 
you will think it very extravagant, unless it be in the Article of Clothes, 
which He got by your Permission. I should, indeed, except out of this 
Remark, the Charge of the Man, at whose House wel>oarded; the hig ; 
and most unreasonable I ever paid in my Life. I am firmly persuaded, I 
never eat as many Dinners with Him, as He has charged me pounds; and 

• no Deduction could I obtain for two or three Months of the Time, that 
I was in Virginia, & nearly as much that Mr. Custis was. You will believe 
thai I disputed it as long as I could, but Custom was against me, & so, 
what could I do? There are, perhaps, some other Articles, a little in the 
Annapolitan Stile of charging : All I can 6ay is, that I have been as careful 
of lii- [nterest, as my own; <Sc if, after all, his Bill he very extravagant 
(for I have of late, been BO used to such, that 1 have almost forgot what is 

a reasonable one) you will do me the Justice to ew n, ii is uot from any Prof- 

bhat have accrued tome. As many of these Bills as are undischarged, 

& totally out of my Power to discharge, an Attention to his Credit, as well 

;\ ower, obliges me to remind yon thai unless it should happen to be 

inconvenient to you, I Bhou'd he much pleas'd to have it in my Power 

immediately to pay Them off. For what is properly owing to myself, it 

will be particularly agreeable to me to receive a Bill of Exch*on London, 

I just about ower as much Mone} there, as I believe This will amount 

1899.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 307 

to. The State of Exch a here seems not to be nearly so determinate & 
fixM as it is in Virginia: I inquir'd in Annapolis, last week, solely for the 
purpose of directing you in this Business; & tho' I met with different Infor- 
mations, the most general Account was, that they did Business there at 55, 
which you will observe, I endeavour'd to attend to in my Ace 1 , in reduc 8 
Virg* into Maryland Money, which, yet, after all, may not be right. The 
Money He yet owes, charged in my Ace 1 , you will sec, is about £7G; the 
Best I wish you to give me a Bill for, which I reckon will be somewhat 
more than £50 sterling. I fear, I am not a very exact Accountant, not 
having been much used to such Business; you will therefore do well not to 
rely altogether on my Calculations, without examining them; I trust, how- 
ever, there are not very material Errors. — I must not forget to let you 
know, that lie just now tells me He owes a Silversmith an Acct., which, 
the Man being out of the Way, I could not get in, which he supposes may 
be 4 or £5, and some other little scattering small Debts amounting, He 
fane:--, to 30/ or 40/. — If not disagreeable to you, I shou'd be glaeTthese 
Acc ts c' 1 bereturifd; as I also am interested in some of Them. I have 
seine others, not sent, in which things that He had are charged to me & 
which has cost me no little Trouble to separate, and perhaps, after all my 
Pains, they are not quite exact. If it be necessary, you shou'd have these 
a!-'. I will send Them. Some I doubt, I have lost; amongst which are 
L' Argeau's & I) 1 " Stevenson, if perchance I have not already transmitted 
them to you. No Charge is made for his Education; and this not oidy 
I was uneasy to see his Bill already run so very high, but also 
because, as I have before intimated to you, my Attention to Him has not 

i so regular <Sc constant, as that 
of it. For the coming Year, howev< 
twenty Guineas; which lest you should consider as a Finesse, to make 

imends for my Loss of the last year, I mentioned to you, that 1 might 
at tin; same Time inform you, M r Calvert had agreed to give me that sum 

for his Son, but which, for the same Reason, I have not yet charged Him. I 

know full well your Sentiments of my Conduct last year, & I honour you for 
them. 1 1 is a Subject I love not to think on, still less to speak or write 
about. Could I have foreseen how I shou'd live in Annap , He never 
shou'd have gone there with me: nor shou'd he have continued, but that I 
thought every Day, I Bhou'd certainly alter things, and live to myself. 
The Truth is, with many Demerits & hnperfections, I still love the La 

I cou'd not find in my Heart to part with Him, without an absolute 
Necessity. Thank God, it is now over; <\^ tho', with my Acquaintances 

1 onnexion8, I uever can be a very diligent Preceptor, yet I doubl not 
to make amend- for all that is past. I have much Pleasure in inform* 
mg you, that we all o m perfectly happy in our uew Situation: . 

quiet »,v comfortable, & ! fondly hope, healthy. A cruel something, us 
1' till wanting — this House is none of mine: 1>;, 

I am now r< solvin "I Barnes! o> become frugal, I must comfort my- 

with the, Hope, that I soon dial! be in a Capacity to get one of my 

Lord Baltimore i- certainly dead. All that ha. hitherto been talked 

it his Will, IS mere, random (. ork. There are, ho., .nie 

rood Reasons to believe, that the Proprietaryship of this Province, 

iderable Part of his immense Property in the Funds, 

left to the Family of our Friend, Gov 1 Eden. The will, suppos'd to 

!>•• hi^ last, was in Naples, where hedyMjSept* 4tL, aftera Fever of three 

aim I could conscientiously make a Charge 
ver, I purpose to charge Him ten, if not 

308 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. \_JxAy, 

Days, & not transmitted to England, when the only Let r the Gov 1 " has yet 
rec'd from his IAhip's Agent on this Subject, came away. Doubtless, this 
Event will give Birth to many little Revolutions, of Consequence to us 
here. Most People I converse with seem anxious to have it confirm'd, 
that M r Eden is Proprietor : Beyond all Question, it is the happiest Thing 
that can possibly befall the Province. 

I enclose you some Proposals for a new Map of the Back parts of America. 
It was put into my Hands by a Friend from Philad a , with a Request that 
I wou'd transmit it to you. Possibly, you know this Lpeut ?] Hntchins, 
and can guess whether He is likely to play Henry with you. If I' thought 
there was any Chance of its being well executed, I should like to subscribe. 
Shou'd it fall in your way to procure Him any Encouragement, you will 
hand his Paper about ; & if you return it to me, I will take care to have it 
properly transmitted to the Author. 

I beg my most respectful Comp ts to M rs Washing. & Miss Custis, & 
am &c. 

J. B. 

Boucher to Washington. 

21 February, 1772. 
Dear Sir, 

I congratulate you, & the world with us, on our Restoration to a tem- 
perate Zone : for, in Truth, we have had a kind of Greenland winter. And, 
for my own Part, I own to you, I now have a much stronger Idea, of the 
Nature of a Winter pass'd in a Cave, than I could ever have learn'd from 
Books alone. I sometimes almost regretted, we could not become quite 
torpid, & sleep out the whole dreary Season, as Snakes and some other 
Animals are said to do : or that, as, like Bears, we were shut up in our 
Dens, we could not, like Them also, live with out Fire, & by sucking our 
Paws : for I had some Cause to imagine, if the Weather had held much 
longer, we should have had some Temptation to try. 

To what I have heretofore said on the subject of these Accounts, I have 
little now to add ; unless, I should beg leave to suggest to you, by way of 
diminishing in some sort their enormous amount, that they take in a Period 
of eighteen months, at the least — & that they are in a Currency so much 
worse than yours. Comparing Him with the youths around Him, He 
really seem'd frugal ; & as far as I know, never indulged in any expence 
that I could have suppos'd you would have had him restrained in. I 
knew you expected him to make such an Appearance as He did, & keep 
such Company as He did : I knew not of the twenty pounds, & am indeed 
somewhat surpriz'd at it : how it has been spent I know not. I have 
just enquir'd of Him, & can only hear that he bought Oranges & Pine 
apples, &c, and gave away a Ticket or two. But, as this is by no means 
a satisfactory Ace', I have ordered Him to write to you about it ; & if he 
cannot account for it, at least to Apologize to you for his Remissness. I 
hope it was rather trifled & fooled away, than spent in a more blameable 
manner ; which I think could hardly have been without my knowledge. 
And, a very few Venial Peccadillos excepted, I have little of this Sort to 
Charge Him with. The boarding a Person is not, I should imagine, to be 
considered as finding Him just such a Quantity of Provisions, &c. In 
Frazier's Case, it was his Livelihood, & a handsome one it is to him. He 
considers his House-Rent, & all his own Attendance, Servants, & a long 
et cetera. My Charge was governed by his, which, knowing my Board 

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to be so much better, I thought a sufficient Warrant for me. I never 
aim'd to make a Living by taking Boarders : in Virginia, I am persuaded, 
I lost by it. You will, however, be so good as consider, that no Man can, 
even with the most easy & manageable Boarder, be quite so easy in his 
Family, as without Them — & something shou'd be allow'd for the Incon- 
venience He puts himself to. I do not, however, agree with you that £25 
a year for a Boy in a kitchen, is an extravagant Charge ; but, I suppose, 
it is considered as making some amends for other Disadvantages — at least, 
this was the Apology Frazier made to me. 

I observe the Errors you have pointed out; in answer to which, all I 
can say is, that I well know I paid the Money to the Man, at the Time I 
have charged it ; & This I am the surer of, as Mr. Custis also remembers 
it. Gassoway was represented to me as a Man who had once seen better 
days, & deserving of Compassion ; He was exceedingly needy, & constantly 
sending to me for Money. How it has happened that He charged these 
Sums over again, & that I overlook'd them, I cannot account for, till I see 
M r Jacques, who was so obliging as to take the trouble of settling with 
Him for Me. I will, however, have it rectify'd, & accordingly, I have 
already given you Credit for it in my Book. 

I find much Trouble and Vexation in this said Country about this Article 
of Exchange ; &, hitherto, have generally lost by it. They seem to have 
no standard, nor fix'd Regulation, as with you. I enquired of some of the 
Principal Annap° & Baltimore Merchants before I wrote to you ; but, T 
will enquire again ; & if Bills either have been, or shall be, either in this 
or the next Month, sold at 60 p r c l , I will allow it. ' Some allowance you 
[think] is to be made for the medium thro' which one generally receives 
]gence of this sort : there are always a few degrees difference 
between a buyer and a seller. 

I fear it will be impracticable to lay in Provender &c. for [ ] Horses 
in this neighborhood ; as I can hire but one Stable, & that a most wretched 
one. This Article, however, cannot possibly hereafter be so heavy a one 
as it has been — nor, indeed, I hope, any other. 

L d B[altimore] is certainly dead ; but, I believe it is still unknown [what 
his] Will is. It had not been sent to Engl- 1 from Naples where He dy'd 
[when] the last Letters I saw or heard of came away. Every thing, 
however, known, is in favour of Gov r Eden. At all events, I guess, Pie 
[will not] have a fight for it : & I join with you in wishing that every 
[thing] may be as much to his Advantage, as I shou'd fancy it is, that He 
■ ] possession. The chief Difficulty seems to be, whether the Pro- 
prietary [was] or was not entail'd, & so, whether willable or not. If this 
Doubt [can cer]tainly be answer 'd in the Affirmative, I believe M r Eden 
has little [chance] of being Proprietor. I have not seen him this Month, 
or upwards [ ] of trying to get thither next week, when I shall not 

fail to re[member you] to Him. Our Assembly, I hear, on Ace* of this 
desperate [ ] is prorogued till late in March. Shou'd I hear any 

thing that I can [ ] it wou'd be agreeable to you to hear of, I will 

write to you in W ms burg. I wish you a pleasant and agreeable Sojourn- 
ment. I am &c. 

I send back the Acc ts , as I can do without them — & tho' I wish'd to 
have had Rec ts under them, yet, I fancy, my general Rec* may do. 

Be so good as to take the trouble of two or three L r3 to drop in your 
way down. 

[To be continued.] 

310 John Fowler and his Descendants. [July : 



Compiled by Hon. R,. D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

John 1 Fowler is supposed to have been the son of the magistrate? 
Mr. William Fowler of New Haven and Milford. If that supposition is 
correct, he was a brother of Sarah Fowler, who married Mr. John Caffinch, 
or Caffinge, of New Haven and Guilford. Another child of William Fowler 
and his wife Sarah, William jr., married, 1645, Mary, daughter of Edmund 
and Ann Tapp, of Milford. Their daughter, Deborah Fowler, married 
Jesse Lambert of Milford, on May 10, 1688, and among their children 
was Sarah Lambert, who married John Dunning of Norwalk (see Dunning 
Genealogy in N.-E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., for Jan. 1898), and was an ances- 
tress of R. D. Smyth. John Fowler married Mary, daughter of George 
Hubbard, probably as early as 1646, and while they both were resident 
in Milford. He probably came to Guilford about the same time as his 
father-in-law, and bought the place which had belonged to Francis Bush- 
nell the elder, and which had descended to his daughter Rebecca. The pur- 
chase was made probably early in 1647. On June 15, 1649, John Fowler 
was chosen one of the three overseers of highways and townsmen. From 
1661 to 1665, he was a deputy in the Plantation Court. He was made a 
freeman on May 30, 1650, and was chosen marshal of the Plantation on 
June 10, 1652. On May 26, 1658, at New Haven, he was appointed col- 
lector of the customs and excise. He was chosen deputy to the General 
Court at New Haven in 1661, 1663 and 1664, and was twenty-seven times 
delegate to the General Court at Hartford after the union of the colonies. 
He was one of the first deacons of the Church in Guilford, being chosen 
between 1662 and 1665. For his services to the Colony he was given by 
the Colony one hundred acres in Cochin-chaug, now Durham. In 1672, 
his list was £160. 7. 0, the largest in the town of Guilford. He died on 
Sept. 14, 1676, and his wife survived him until April 13, 1713. 

Their children w T ere: 

i. Abigail, 2 b. December, 1648; d. May 7, 1681. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1650; d. Oct. 14, 1670. 

2. iii. Abraham, b. Aug. 29, 1652; d. Sept. 30, 1719. 

3. iv. John, b. 1654; d. December, 1735. 

v. Meiiitable, b. 1656; d. March 18, 1751. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. April 30, 1658; d. Sept. 21, 1676. 

2. Hon. Abraham 2 Fowler {John 1 ), of Guilford, was a joiner, and 
nine times represented Guilford in the General Assembly. He 
served as sergeant in King Philip's War, and was given £4 from 
Connecticut, in October, 1678, on account of wounds received by 
him from the enemy in the country's service. (Conn. Col. Rec. 
Ill, 18.) He was an Assistant in the Colony, from 1712 to 1719; 
and was also one of the Justices of the New Haven County Court, 
in which position he was distinguished for his firmness and good 
judgment. His home lot of five acres was on the "Common 
Green." He was a captain of the militia. In 1716, his list was 

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£336.14.6. He married, Aug. 29, 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Deacon George Bartlett, of Guilford. She died Oct. 4, 1742. 
Their children were : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. 1G79; cl. Oct. 22, 1769; m. Dea. Pelatiah Leete, July 1, 

1705. He cl. Oct. 13, 1768. 
ii. Mary, b. 1681; d. Oct. 17, 1719; m. Samuel Hopsou, Jan. 20, 1709. 

4. iii. Abraham, b. 1683; cl. Oct. 11, 1754. 

5. iv. Ebenezer, b. 1684; d. Nov. 28, 1768. 

6. v. Daniel, b. 1686; d. Dec. 21, 1776. 

7. vi. Josiah, b. 1688; cl. Sept. 7, 1757. 

vii. Caleb, b. 1690; cl. single, January, 1724. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 1694; d. Feb. 26, 1794; m. Col. Andrew Ward of 
Guilford, Sept. 11, 1716. He died July 14, 1777. 

3. John 2 Fowler (John 1 ), of Guilford, was a husbandman. His home 

lot of half an acre joined his brother's. He married first, Anne 
Johnson, daughter of William, 1682. She died 1702. He married 
second, Widow Hannah Norton, who died Oct. 22, 1739. Her first 
husband was John Norton. John Fowler's children were all by his 
first wife. He ran the boundary between Guilford and Durham in 
1707, and had liberty to "drown" a swamp lying above "Pedlar's 
Marsh" in 1687. His list in 1716 was £87. 16. 6. 
His children were : 

i. John, 3 b. 1682; d. Oct. 5, 1703. 
ii. Anna, b. 1685; m. Adonijah Morris of Durham. 

8. iii. Mehitabel, I). 1686; d. March 22, 1765. 
iv. Samuel, b. 1687; cl. Nov. 22*, 1751. 

9. v. Joseph, b. 1689; d. Dec. 8, 1769. 

10. vi. Benjamin, b. 1693; d. Nov. 18, 1780. 

11. vii. David, b. 169- ; d. October, 1769. 

4. Abraham 8 Fowler, Jr. (Abraham, 2 Jo/m 1 ), of Guilford, married, 

March 4, 1720, Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of Daniel. She died 
March 6, 1770. His list in 1716 was £50. 4. 0. 
Their children were : 

i. Abigail, 4 b. Dec. 20, 1720; d. Dec. 31, 1806; m. Abner Stone, Nov. 

1, 1749. He d. Aug. 22, 1767. 

ii. Ciiloe, b. March 29, 1723; cl. Dec. 3, 1791; m. Ichabod Scran ton, 

who d. Dec. 1, 1760. 
iii. Abraham, b. 1725; d. Sept. 30, 1799; m. Elizabeth Bartlett, dan. of 
Deacon Ebenezer, Oct. 31, 1750. She cl. May 27, 1794. Their 
children were : 1. Elizabeth* b. July 22, 1751; d. Sept. 25, 1842; 
m. Oct. 15, 1778, Joel Tuttle of Guilford, who cl. Nov. 30, 1822. 

2. Abraham, b. May 13, 1754; d. April 2, 1848; m. June 26, 1776, 
Lois, clan, of Timothy Fowler. 3. Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1757; d. 
May 12, 1844; m. Solomon Talma^e. 4. Lydia, b. Dec. 11, 1763; 
d. single, April 5, 1816. 5. Joel, b. Oct. 31, 1766; cl. Feb. 3, 1837; 
m. Sept. 29, 1789, Lucretia, clau. of Oliver Collins. 6. Samuel, b. 
May 30, 1770; d. July 1, 1836; m. 1st, Parnel Spencer, March 5, 
1792; m. 2d, Ruth Stevens, Dec. 3, 1820. 7. Amos, b. Aug. 27, 
1773; d. Aug. 8, 1853; m. 1st, Catharine Elliott, March 6, 1800; 
m. 2d, Mary, clau. of James Davis and widow of Joel Lee, Jan. 17, 

iv. Mabel, b. 1726; d. Sept. 3, 1814; m. Benjamin Hart, Nov. 21, 1750. 

He d. Feb. 28, 1804. 
«v. Rachel, b. 1727; m. Josiah Linsley, Feb. 5, 1767. 
vi. Anna, b. \728 ; d. March 9, 1765; m. Jonathan Fowler, son of (7) 

Josiah, her cou>in. 
vii. Noah, b. 1733; d. Nov. 15, 1815. Captain in the Revolutionary war 

and colonel of militia; lived at Moose Hill, Gnllford; m. Deborah 

312 John Foicler and his Descendants. [July, 

Pendleton, of Stonington, Nov. 20, 1752. She d. Aug. 15, 1825. 
Their children were: I. Abigail,* b. Sept. 15, 1753: d. Sept. 18, 
1756. 2. Noah, b. March 27, 1756; d. Dec. 17, 1834; m. Lucy 
Bartlett, dan. of Timothy, Jr., Dec. 10, 1777. 3. Deborah, b. June 
11, 1757; d. Nov. 17, 1757. 4. Deborah, b. Jan. 1, 1759; in. Sept. 

9, 177(5, David Bishop. 5. Arumi, b. April 8, 1761; d. Jan. 27 T 
1762. 6. Abigail, b. July 27, 1763; m. Abraham Woodward. 7. Eli, 
b. April 1, 1765; d. Sept. 30, 1850. Lived in Bran ford, and mar- 
ried Mary, dan. of Ebenezer Hopson, on Oct. 28, 1784. 8. Miner, 
b. July 9, 1767; d. March 6, 1838; m. Rachel, dau. of Stephen 
Hall, of Guilford, on Oct. 31, 1787. He lived at Moose Hill and 
was father-in-law of Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet. 9. Bildail, b. 
April 17, 1772; d. Feb. 9, 1817. Lived at Moose Hill, and m. 1st, 
Sarah Bartlett, Nov. 7, 1790, and m. 2d, Abigail Hoadlev, Decem- 
ber, 1803. 

5. Ebenezer 5 Fowler {Abraham, 2 John 1 ), of Gnilford, inherited his 

father's home lot, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Comfort Starr, 
of Guilford, May 1, 1718. She died May 26, 1765. His list in 
1716 was £26. 

Their children were : 

3. Ebenezer, 4 b. Jan. 11, 1719: d. Feb. 19, 1800; lived in North Guil- 
ford, and m. Oct. 19, 1743, Desire Bristol. She d. Oct. 13, 1800. 
Their children were: 1. Desire,* b. Aug. 24, 1744; m. 1st, John 
Stevens, April 26, 1767; m. 2d, Timothy Benton, Jan. 2, 1785. 
2. JReulah, b. Nov. 25, 1745; d. Sept. 27, 1750. 3. Ebenezer, b. 
April 17, 1747; d. Jan. 1, 1833; m. 1st, Nov. 18, 1778, Lois Ros- 
seter; m. 2d, Feb. 19, 1795, Marv, dau. of Towner Adkins. 4. TT7Z- 
liam, b. Dec. 20, 1748; d. May* 15. 1815; m. Jau. 24, 1774, Olive 
Coan. 5. Nathan, b. Nov. 13, 1750; m. Sarah Kimberley, Jan. 23, 
1773, and lived in North Madison, Conn, 6. Thomas, b. July 21, 
1752; d. Dec. 2, 1776. 7. Buth, b. May 6, 1754; d. Nov. 21, 1833; 
m. William Chittenden, March 17, 1783. 8-. Caleb, b. Dec. 31 r 
1755; m. 1st, Molly Chittenden, Sept. 15, 1778; m. 2d, Olive Meigs, 
May 7, 1792. He removed to Burton, Ohio. 9. Isaac, b. Oct. 1, 
1757: drowned July 5, 1774. 10. James, b. March 26, 1761; d. 
March 16, 1773. 11. Oliver, b. Dec. 2, 1762; d. Nov. 18, 1846; m. 
Lucy, dau. of Medad Dudley, March 31, 1790. 

li. Nathaniel, b. March 21, 1721; d. Nov. 12, 1764; ra. Nov. 2, 1757, 
Lucv Cruttenden. Their children were : 1. Nathaniels b. July 14, 
1758*: d. Feb. 24, 1811; m. 1782, Ruth Evarts. 2. Reuben, b. July 

10, 1760; lived in Madison; d. Sept. 2, 1832; ,m. Adah. dau. of Lias 
Willard, July 4, 1802. 3. Lucy, b. Sept. 21, ItGI ; d. June 9, 1835; 
m. Benjamin Chittenden, Feb. 10, 1796. 4. Hannah, b. May 6, 
1765; d. June 1, 1835; m. Gilbert Cruttenden, Aug. 22, 1800. 

Hi. Huldaii, b. March 6, 1723; d. Nov. 17, 1820; m. Samuel Chittenden, 

March 13, 1762. 
iv. Caleb, b. Feb. 8, 1726; d. March 17, 1726. 
v. Call]-,, b. June 21, 1727; d. Sept. 22, 1753. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. March 26, 1732; d. Dec. 22, 1810. 
vii. Lucy, b. Feb. 19, 1735; d. Sept. 5, 1800; m. Joseph Weld, Oct. 31, 

viii. William, b Aug. 6, 1738; d. Dec. 7, 1739. 

6. Daniel 8 Fowler (Abraham, 9 John 1 ), of Guilford, was a shoemaker 

and tanner. His list in 1716 was only £5. His homestead was 
called " Prospect," and was given him by his father, on Feb. 11, 
1719-20, together with about thirty acres of land, lie married 
Grace, daughter of Ellis Barron, of Boston, Sept. 24, 1716. She 
died Feb. i:5, 17s;j, aged 93. 
Their children were : 

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i. Daniel, 4 b. July 21, 1717, of North Guilford ; d. June 23, 1802 ; m. 1st, 
Oct. 10, 174:1, llachel Hubbard, who d. June 15, 1771); m. 2d, Hope 
Lyman, of Micldletown, who d. Nov. 12, 1798, and m. 3d, Sarah, 
widow of Moses Seward, who d. Nov. 16, 1801. By his first wife 
he had the following children : 1. Levi,* b. Dec. 10, 1742 ; d. young. 
2. Stephen, b. Jan. 21, 1744; d. Dec. 26, 1814; m. Temperance 
Stevens, Feb. 8, 1769. 3. Rachel, b. March 10, 1746; d. July 3, 
1784; m. Timothy Benton, Feb. 1, 1764. 4. Hubbard, b. July 10, 
1749. 5. Theophilus, b. Aug. 9, 1752; d. Nov. 5, 1829; m. June 19, 
1778, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin Kossiter. 6. Mary {Polly), b. 1755; 
cl. Oct. 9, 1780. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Nov. 23, 1719 ; m. David Hudson, of Branford, Oct. 23, 

iil. Timothy, b. Nov. 11, 1720; d. young. 

iv. Timothy, b. Feb. 20, 1722, of North Guilford; d. April 9, 1761; m. 
June 17, 1753, Ann Collins, who d. July 22, 1760. Their children 
were: 1. Lois, 5 b. Oct. 17, 1753; d. Feb. 29, 1848; m. Abraham 
Fowler, June 26, 1776. 2. Timothy, b. April 18, 1755 ; killed by fall 
of a tree, Jan. 22, 1768. 3. Augustus, b. July 4, 1760; d. Oct. 19, 

v. Amos, b. Feb. 8, 1728, A.B., Y. C. 1753; ordained as assistant pas- 
tor, First Church, Guilford, June 8, 1747; cl. Feb. 10, 1800; m. 1st, 
Sarah, widow of Thomas Adams, April 12, 1760. She d. June 20, 
1789. He m. 2d, Lucy Evarts, dau. of Joseph, July 2, 1794. She d. 
Nov. 8, 1806. He was said to have " read with care the primitive 
fathers, but his system of faith was founded on the Bible." (See 
Steiner's History of Guilford, pp. 281-283, for a sketch of him.) 
By his first wife he had the following children: 1. Sarah, 5 b. 

Feb. 1, 1769; m. 1st, Woodward; m. 2d, Timothy Baldwin. 

She had no children. 2. Mary, b. Dec. 3, 1765 ; m. 1st, Peter Wood- 
ward. 3. John Hart, b. Dec. 24, 1770: A.B., Y. C. 1790; lawyer 
and later a clergyman at Montgomery, Mass. ; d. March 13, 1829 ; 
m. Phebe, dau. of Jonathan Lay, on June 1, 1797. 
vi. Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1729: cl. July 14, 1810; m. Medacl Dudley, June 

11, 1756. He d. Feb. 10, 1801. 
vii. Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1732; cl. single, Nov. 17, 1750 (?). 
viii. Bridget, b. March 14, 1734; m. Samuel Hart of Durham, March 14, 

7. Josiah 8 Fowlek {Abraham, 2 John 1 ), of Durham, where he made his 
will on Feb. 23, 1757; married Hannah, daughter of Jonathan 
Baldwin, Jan. 6, 1723. 
Their children were : 

i. JosiAH, 4 b. March 21, 1724; bap. April, 1724; removed to North ford, 
and cl. May 17, 1802. He m. Ruth Hall, of Wailingford, Feb. 13, 
1752. Their children were: 1. Josiah, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1753; m. 1st, 
Feb. 17, 1779, Lydia Hoadley; m. 2d, Mary Ann Hall. 2. Elihu, 
b. Aug. 4, 1754; cl. July 25, 1755. There seems to have been 
another 800 named Elihu, who m. Rhoda Way, and had son Elihu, 8 
b. July 27, 1810. 3. Stephen, b. March 4, 1750; A.B., Y. C. 1779; 
d. 1829. i. Isaac, b. Dec. 14, 1758; removed to Wesllhl.l, Mas 8. 
5. liuth, b. 1760; m. Samuel Tyler, of Preston. n\ Solomon, b. 
1761; d. Dee. 9, L825; m. Olive Douglass. Twoof his daughters 
m. foreign missionaries. 7. Abigail, m. 1st, Col. Daniel Brainerd, 
of Haddam ; m. 2d, Dan Parmelee. 8. Hannah t d. single. !>. Dama- 
ris, d. single. 
ii. Ha.n.wh, b. April 12, 1725; m. Street Hall of Wailingford. 

iii. CALEB, b. .Jan. 6, 1727; bap. Jan. 15; d. June 21, 1807; lived in Dur- 
ham; m. Jan. 10, 1769, Anne, dan. of .Jacob Kosr, of North Brad- 
ford. She d. Oct. l'J. 1807, aged 78. Their childreo were: 1. 
A vna>* b. Oct. 8, I7ffl ; bap. Nov. l, 1761 ; d. May 28, L847; m. Dr. 
K athaniel Thayer, Aug. 5, L792. 2. Benben Boee, b. June 17, 1768; 
bap. June 19; d. Aug. 16, 1841; m. Catharine Chauncey, dan. of 

• 1 

14 John Fowler and Ms Descendants. [July, 

Elnathan, of Durham. lie was the father of Prof. William C. 
Fowler. (See Chauncey Memorials, 1858, pp. 187-190, and William 
Fowler the magistrate and one line of his descendants, by William 
C. Fowler, 18G7.) 3. Irene, b. Nov. 5, 1764; d. Jan. 30, 1850; in. 
Amos, son of Stephen Fowler of Westbrook. 4. Ozias, 1). .July 
26, 17(5(5; bap. Aug. 3, 1766; d. young. 5. Julius, b. April 17, 1768; 
bap. May l ; lived in Middletown, Granville and Killingworth, and 
was killed by a cart, July 30, 1833. 6. Edmund R., "b. Feb. 25, 
1770; bap. May 4; d. May 26, 1828 ; lived in Milford. 7. Lucretia, 
b. March 10, 1772; bap. May 10; d. Dec. 8, 1850; m. l)ea. Chap- 
man, of Pittsfleld, Mass. 8. Ozias, b. July 2, 1774; d. Feb. 23, 
1867; lived in Branford, and m. 1st, Esther Prudence Savage, of 
Middletown; m. 2d, Lucy Jones, Nov. 13, 1839. 9. Pamela, b. 
Sept. 27, 1778; m. Josiah Parmelee, of Windsor, Vt. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1728; bap. Oct. 13; d. Dec. 31, 1810; m. 

Benjamin Maltby, Oct. 26, 1752. 
v. Jonathan, b. Aug. 20, 1730; bap. Aug. 23; d. March 10, 1816; lived 
at Northford, and m. 1st, Anna, dau. of Abraham Fowler, Jr., 
Feb. 4, 1757. She d. March 9, 1765; m A 2d, widow Sarah Ward 
of Middletown. By Anna Fowler, his children were : 1. Jonathan,* 
b. Nov. 7, 1759; d. April 23, 1780. 2. Anna, b. July 9, 1761; d. 
Aug. 22, 1764. 3. Levi, b. July 9, 1761; m. Fanny Clark, Oct. 2, 
1794, and lived in North Guilford. The children of Jonathan and 
Sarah Fowler were : 4. Sally, b. April 7, 1768; m. Dr. Jonathan 
Todd, Jan. 10, 1798, and d. May, 1859. He d. Feb. 10, 1819. 5. 
Anna, b. Sept. 2, 1770; d. Aug. 7, 1777. 6. Lacy, b. June, 1773; 
d. single, June 18, 1859. 

vi. Timothy, bap. Oct. 22, 1732: d. young. 
vii. Sarah, bap. July 14, 1734; m. Elisha Miller, of Farmington, Oct. 18, 

viii. Aaron, bsp. Feb. 13, 1736-7; imbecile. 

ix. Elihu, bap. March 4, 1738-9. 

8. Samuel 3 Fowler (John, 2 John 1 ), lived in North Guilford, being one 
of the first settlers there. His list in 1716 was £47.14.0. He 
married Anna, daughter of David Buck, of Wethersfield, May 18, 
1713. She was born April 25, 1693, and died Jan. 27, 1764. 
Their children were : 

i. John, 4 b. June 4, 1714; d. July 13, 1796; m. Oct. 2. 1736, Abigail 
Hall, who d. May 19, 1776. Their children were: 1. Melzar, 6 b. 
March 25, 1737; d. Feb. 26, 1786; m. Lucy Chittenden, March 10, 
1768. 2. Jerasha, b. Nov. 20, 1738; d. Jan. 1, 1781 ; m. Eber Hub- 
bard, Dec. 28, 1763. 3. John, b. July 2, 174J ; d. young. 4. Eli- 
phalet, b. Oct. 11, 1743 ; lived in Richmond, Mass. ; m. Mary Pixley. 
5. John, b. Oct. 5, 1745; lived in Troy, N. Y. 6. Samuel, b. July 
11, 1752; d. 1799; m. Eunice Wells, of Farmington, and had no 
ii. Matiy, b. Oct. 24, 1715; m. Benjamin Lewis of Durham. 

iii. Samuel, b. April 10, 1717; d. single, Sept. 14, 1746. 

iv. Elias, b. Feb. 27, 1719. He was pressed aboard a British man-of- 
war and kept there three years. He then went to England and 
never returned. He was said to have become a man of wealth and 
to have left a family there. 
v. Ann, b. Nov. 9, 1720; d. March 16, 1783; m. John Hubbard, of North 
Guilford, Oct. 19, 1750. lie d. Nov. 11, 1775. 

vi. ENOS, b. March 7, 1722; d. young. 

vii. PHINEHA8, I). March 16, 1724; lived in North Guilford, and d. Aug. 
L8, 1802; m. 1st, Esther Benton, May 5, 1753. She d. March 10, 
177:.; in. 2d, Dorothy Baldwin of Northford, who d. Dec. 21, 
1816, aged 75. His children were all by his first wife, and were: 
1. Mabel,* b. May 15, 1754; m. March 2, 1771. Jonathan Pixley, of 
Barrington, Mass. 2. Esther, b. April 3, 175(1; m. Nov. 24, 1784, 
.John Morrell of Stoekbridgc, Mass. 3. Submit, b. July 17, 1758; 

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d. July 20, 1758. 4. Pheneas, b. Dec. 25, 1759; d. Jan. 1, 1817; m. 
Jan. 13, 1800, Eunice Johnson of Wallingford. 5. Lucia, b. Nov. 
6, 1763; m. Daniel Hall of Chatham, Feb. 1G, 1788. 6. Mary, b. 
Oct. 10, 1765; John Howel of Lenox, Mass., Jan. 14, 1788. 7. 
Clarissa, b. Nov. 17, 1768; m. Sept. 13, 1798, Vial Richmond of 
North Madison, 
viii. David, b. May 16, 1726; lived in North Guilford; d. Sept. 12, 1800; 
m. May 17, 1767, Lucretia Fosdick, dan. of John. She d. May 9, 
1796. Their children were: 1. David Samuel, 5 b. March 14, 1769; 
d. Sept. 2, 1849; m. Sally Benton, Nov. 1, 1798. 2. Lucretia 
Salome, b. Aug. 27, 1772; m. 1st, John Baldwin of Branford, April 
15, 1798; m. 2d, Elias Austin of Wallingford, 1824. 

ix. Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1728; d. Sept. 15, 1728. 

x. HEZEKIAH, b. July 24, 1730; d. April 2, 1732. 

xi. Eunice, b. Jan. 31, 1733; d. 1827; m. Phinehas Goodrich of Bran- 
ford, Jan. 15, 1750. 
xii. Asher, b. March 6, 1735; lived in North Madison; d. March, 1804; 
m. Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Norton, who was eleven years 
older than ly. She d. Oct. 12, 1807. Their children were: 1. 
Anne, 5 b. May 28, 1765; d. Nov. 13, 1855; m. Capt. Frederick Lee 
of Madison. 2. Zerujah, b. July 25, 1768; m. John R. Scranton, 
1793. 3. Rachel, b. Dec. 4, 1770; m. 1795, Jared Scranton. 
xui. Zerujah, b. March 8, 1737; d. Aug. 17, 1766. 

9. Joseph 3 Fowler (JoJm, 2 John 1 ), lived in North Guilford, and mar- 
ried Elizabeth Buck, on Sept. 13, 1719. She was a sister of his 
brother Samuel's wife, and was born Feb. 16, 1691, and died Feb. 
28, 1778. 

Their children were: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Oct. 10, 1720. 

ii. Sarah, b. March 9, 1722; m. Robert Griffing, Aug. 15, 1770. 

iii. Joseph, b. Jan. 2, 1724, of Durham and Torrington, Conn.; m. April 
2, 1756, Ruth Baker. Their children were : 1. Hannah, 5 m. Paul 
Roberts, of Wiusted, Conn. 2. Noah, m. Rhocla, dau. of Capt. 
Tuttle of East Haven. 3. Mary, m. Joseph Loomis of Torring- 
ton. 4. Sarah, m. Caleb Leach of Torrington. 5. Ruth, d. single. 

iv. William, 1). Aug. 29, 1725. 

v. Josiaii, b. Aug. 10, 1729; d. March 15, 1816. He married four times. 
His first wife was Mary Kirkham, who d. Oct. 8, 1771. He m. her 
Sept. 8, 1747. Their children were: 1. Silas, 5 b. Sept. 10, 1747; 
m. Keziah Smith, Oct. 25, 1770. 2. William, b. Dec. 11, 1749; d. 
single, Nov. 24, 1776. 3. Josiah, b. Oct. 12, 1751; d. Aug. 1, 1817; 
m. Zuruiah Kirkham, Sept. 7, 1780. 4. Joseph, b. May 9, 1753; d. 
single, Sept. 5, 1775. 5. Eliphalet, b. May 11, 1763; d. Sept. 13, 
1775. 6. Sarah, b. June 3, 1764; d. Nov. 16, 1801; m. 1st, Moses 
Seward, May 5, 1791; m. 2d, Daniel Fowler, in 1800. 7. Mercy, b. 
May 23, 1770; m. Jesse Goodyear of Ilamdeu, Jan. 10, 1793. Josiah 
Fowler m. 2d, Lucretia Maltby, Feb. 4, 1772; she had no children, 
and d. Jan. 7, 1778. He m. 3d, Rhoda Adkins, May 5, 1778. She 
d. Dec. 16, 1785, leaving the following children: 8. Maltby, b. 
June 17, 17S0; d. March 19, L855; m. Lolu Todd, Jan. 10, 1802, and 
lived in Northford. 9. Thaddeus, b. July 20, L783; lived in New 

York city, and m. Baldwin. 10. Rhoda, l>. Aug. 30, 1785; 

m. Linus Leete, 1813. Josiah Fowler m. ith, April is. L786, Susan- 
nab Heaton, by whom he had do children. She d. Dee. 27, 1802. 

10. Benjamin 1 Fowler (John? John 1 ), of Guilford, owned two parcels 
of land there — one at Tanner's Hill, where lie seems to have lived, 
and another at " Pedlar's," where he had a barn and fruit trees. 
He and his brother Joseph had a joint list in 1710 of £183. 14.6. 
He married Andrea, daughter of John Morgan, of Groton, Nov. 10, 
1719. She died April 5, 1775. 
Their children were: 

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i. Benjamin, 4 b. April 5, 1721 ; lived in New Preston and New Milford, 
and m. May 14, 1754, Marian, clau. of Dudley and Ruth (Ruggles) 
Kent. She d. June 21, 1760. Their children were : 1. Benjamin,* 
b. Oct. 1, 1755. 2. Andrea, b. Aug. 24, 1757; d. June 14, 1760. 

3. Philo. 4. Deborah. 

ii. Deborah, b. Sept. 12, 1722; d. April 28, 1811; m. 1st, Nathaniel 
Rosseter, Dec. 21, 1743; m. 2d, Nathaniel Ruggles. 

iii. Andrea, b. Sept. 12, 1724; m. David Bishop, April 17, 17-55. 

iv. Margery, b. July 25, 1726; d. April 2, 1737. 

v. Andrew, b. July 27, 1728; lived in Guilford; d. Oct. 8, 1815; m. 
Martha Stone, Oct. 30, 1759. She d. Oct. 18, 1794. Their children 
were: 1. Andrew, 5 b. June 10, 1760; A.B., Y. C. 1783; clergyman 
of Protestant Episcopal Church; cl. 1850; lived in Charleston, S. C, 
and m. 1st, Catharine Doty; m. 2d, Henrietta. 2. Jared, b. April 
14, 1762 ; d. in Nova Scotia, June 20, 1785. 3. Jonathan, b. Feb. 
20, 1764; drowned in Poland, Ohio, April 12, 1806; m, Lucy Kirk- 
land of Wallingford. 4. Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1765 ; d. June 23, 
1861; m. Daniel Hubbard, June 26, 1791. 5. James, b. July 26, 
1767; cl. Feb. 13, 1769. 6. Charles, b. Dec. 22, 1768; d. Jan. 18, 
1784. 7. James, b. Nov. 9, 1770; d. in Georgia, Jan. 10, 1801 (?) ; 
m. 1st, Mary Lefferts; m. 2d, widow Mcintosh, of Savannah, Ga. 
8. Chauncey, b. Feb. 27, 1773; d. of yellow fever, in Boston, Aug. 

8, 1802. 9. Bela, b. Jan. 7, 1776; d. July 17, 1846; lived in Guil- 
ford, and m. Clarissa Hillard. 10. Bussel, b. Nov. 5, 1777; d. in 
Alabama, 1847. 11. Anna, b. December, 1779; cl. in New York 
city, Dec. 30, 1852; m. Samuel Lefferts, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 12. 
Wealthy, b. July 15, 1782; cl. single, Nov. 22, 1823. 

vi. Anna, b. Mav 15, 1731; d. Feb. 21, 1815; m. Thomas Caldwell, April 

23, 1755. He cl. Oct. 14, 1808. 
vii. Jared, b. 1732; d. Nov. 7, 1736. 
viii. Lucy, b. Jan. 22, 1734; cl. Aug. 28, 1753. 
ix. Jonathan, b. Jan. 22, 1734; drowned in West River, Guilford, July 

9, 1752. 

x. Jared, b. March 8, 1736; d. June 8, 1754. 

xi. Timothy, b. Jan. 15, 1741; lived in New Haven, and cl. Feb. 12, 1814; 
m. Sarah Grey, Feb. 4, 1772. She d. May 20, 1835, aged 90. Their 

children were: 1. Sarah, 5 b. March 20, 1773; m. Gilbert 

of Milford. 2. Mary, b. Feb. 24, 1774; m. Gilbert of Mil- 
ford. 3. Lucy, b. May 15, 1775; m. Tyler. 4. Betsey, b. 

June 4, 1776. 5. Timothy, b. Jan. 14, 1778. 6. Orchard, b. April 

4, 1779; d. young. 7. Morgan, b. Jan. 28, 1781. 

11. David 3 Fowler (John, 2 John 1 ), of Durham, married first, Mary- 
Miles, June 15, 1725. She died Dec. 2, 1734, He married second, 
Elizabeth Hall, April 21, 1736. 
His children by his first wife were : 

i. Miles, 4 b. March 9, 1726-7; bap. March 12, 1726-7. 
ii. David, b. Jam 21, 1728-9; bap. Jan. 26. 
iii. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1730-1; bap. Feb. 14; rn. 1st, Samuel Maltby, May 

1, 1755; m. 2d, Elihu Crane, April 26, 1759. 

The children of David and Elizabeth (Hall) Fowler were: 

iv. Oliver, b. June 2, 1737; bap. July 5. 
v. Titus, b. Nov. 29, 1738; bap. Dec. 3; m. Hannah Burritt, April 9, 

1765, and removed to Granville, Mass. 
vi. John, b. May 7, 1740; bap. May 11; cl. young, 
vii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1742-3 ; bap. Feb. 27 ; m. Amos Harrison of 

Northfleld, May 20, 1762. 
viii. Seth, b. Jan. 1, 1744-5; bap. Jan. 6; d. young. 
ix. Esther, bap. Sept. 20, 1747. 
x. Amos, b, Aug. 1, 1752; lived in Durham, and m. Sarah Hinman, Jan. 

2, 1777. 

xi. Abiathar, b. Aug. 31, 1754; bap. Sept. 1; lived in Durham, and m. 
Sene, dau. of Enos French. 

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By Miss Virginia Baker, of Warren, B. I. 

The relations of the early settlers with the Indians give us many inter- 
esting chapters in New England history. From the time when Samo- 
set uttered that famous exclamation, " Welcome, Englishmen," down to 
the capture of Annawan by Capt. Church, by which King Philip's War 
was closed, many marked characters among the Indians appear. Among 
them all, however, no other name stands out upon the page of history so 
prominently as that of Massasoit, the great chief of the Wampanoags. It 
was with him that the Pilgrims of Plymouth had to do. At the time of 
the Old Colony Settlement, he ruled successfully, wisely and kindly, over 
the whole region from Plymouth to Narragansett Bay. With him the 
Pilgrims made a famous treaty. a In their intercourse with the Indians 
the people of the colony set a bright example of humanity and the same 
sense of justice is here witnessed that pervaded all their public and private 
acts. Not a foot of soil was taken from them [the Indians] without their 
consent. Their treaty with Massasoit was most scrupulously observed."* 
The second visit of Gov. Winslow to Massasoit and th,e chief's remarkable 
restoration to health when it was supposed that he was dying, and indeed 
was already reported dead, forms one of the most touching incidents in all 
New England history. Winslow and his party made the journey " about 
forty miles from Plymouth " crossing the rivers until they came to Sowams 
or Sowamset, where Massasoit lived. 

Where was this place Sowams ? Morton's " New England Memorial " 
says : " Massasoit resided at Sowams or Sowamset, at the confluence of 
two rivers in Rehoboth or Swansea." 

The names Sowams and Sowamset as used by the early settlers of New 
England possessed a two-fold meaning. Both names, but especially Sowams, 
were applied to the Indian village which was the favorite home of Massa- 
soit, the sachem of the Wampanoags. Both terms were applied also to 
designate a district which included several villages and a vast stretch of 
unoccupied ground. This district was likewise known as Pokanoket. It 
included the sites of the present towns of Warren, Bristol, Barrington and 
East Providence in Rhode Island, with portions of Swansea, Seekonk and 
Rehoboth in Massachusetts. 

Immediately upon arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massasoit, a 
statesman of no mean capacity, sought an alliance with them. The friend- 
ship of red men and white men, founded upon a political basis, soon became 
firmly established and was cemented by mutual respect and gratitude. 
Edward Winslow, during his second visit to Sowams in 1623, was enabled 
to restore the apparently dying Massasoit to health. In return the sachem, 
who, until that date had seemingly entertained some doubts of the good 
faith of the English, revealed "a plot of the Massachusetts Indians against 
Weston's colony and so against them of Plymouth." 

These and other reciprocal acts of kindness were equally beneficial to 

* North American Review. Vol. 1., p. 336. 

318 Sowams, the Home of Massasoit. [July, 

the white men and to the savages. The Wampanoags were assured of 
protection from their enemies, the powerful Narragansetts, while the Eng- 
lish were encouraged to plant settlements in close proximity to the Indian 
towns. Trade between the two races flourished, and as early as 1632 a 
trading house was established at Sowams, of which Thomas Prince was 
appointed "master." 

Once more we read of Edward Winslow journeying to Pokanoket to con- 
fer with Gov. Prince "about business." To Sowams also marched the 
doughty Miles Standish hastening to the relief of "the three English 
which were in the house " and Massasoit and all his people who- had fled 
thither, pursued by a band of Narragansetts. John Alden, too, seems to 
have visited Sowams at one period, for the records of Plymouth show that 
at the age of " 83 years or thereabouts " he testified that the company at 
the trading house had the " possession and improvement of Hog Island, 
by keeping hoggs for their use thereon." 

Twenty years later (1652) there is evidence that a permanent settle- 
ment had been made on Sowams territory. This settlement was rated at 
£1:10:00. In the spring of the following year, the greater portion of 
the district of Sowamset passed into the hands of the English. The Sowams 
settlement continued to grow and prosper, year by year. In 1658 it fur- 
nished one member of a troop of horse " raised out of the several townships 
to bee reddy for service when required." In 1660 it was rated at £2 : 10 : - 
00; in 1661 at fifty shillings; in 1664 at £2: 05; 00; in 1666 at £7 : 17 : 06 ; 
in 1667 at £10 : 10 : 00. In 1668 it was merged in the newly incorporated 
township of Swansea which also included the settlement at " Wannamoisett 
and parts adjacent." 

The exact site of the Sowams settlement has been a matter of some 
discussion. Various historions have located it at Bristol, Warren, New 
Meadow Neck in the northerly part of Barrington, and Popanomscut Neck 
in the southerly part of Barrington, respectively. Let us make an impar- 
tial examination of these several claims and ascertain, if possible, which 
one rests upon the surest foundation. 

Popanomscut was inhabited by the Indians until the time of King Philip's 
War. It was known to the English as " Phebe's Neck," and appears to 
have been the abode of Pebee or Thebe, a petty Wampanoag sachem, and 
one of Philip's councillors. Thebe was killed by the' English on July 2, 
1675. In the records of "Sowams and Parts Adjacent" — a volume 
pitifully meagre in detail — is the following entry under the date of Dec. 
28, 1676. 

" That for the Lands at Popanomscut and parts adjacent left and deserted 
by the Indians, now in dispute between the proprietors and the publique, 
whether ours or conquered Lands, the proprietors doe (forthwith all as one 
man) take Effectual Course for the defence and clearing our Interest in the 
Lands aforesaid." 

Had this neck been the site of the Indian village of Sowams, and had 
an English settlement been located upon it for upwards of twenty years it 
seems clear that the " publique " would have raised no question regarding 
its ownership. Diligent search of the early records has, thus far, revealed 
nothing to indicate that white men occupied the Popanomscut territory 
prior to Philip's War. 

Mr. Thomas Williams Bicknell, in his recently published " History of 
Barrington " strongly advocates the theory that the Indian and English 
villages of Sowams were situated upon New Meadow Neck. Massasoit, 

1899.] Sowams, the Home of Massasoit. 319 

doubtless, lodged at one time or another in many different sections of the 
Pokanoket territory, and it is possible that he occasionally visited the neck 
in question. But the Indians when building permanent villages were care- 
ful to select locations near springs of water. There are no springs upon 
the southern extremity of New Meadow Neck, where the historian claims 
that Massasoit resided. Nor, so far as the writer has been able to learn, 
have evidences of an Indian village ever been found on that territory. 
But the strongest refutation of the claims of both Popanomscut and New 
Meadow is to be found in Edward Winslow's narrative of his visits to 
Massasoit. A glance at the map of Rhode Island will show that Warren 
is situated upon the easterly side and Barrington upon the westerly side of 
Warren or Palmer's river, which, rising in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, emp- 
ties into Narragausett Bay. Edward Winslow, journeying on foot from 
Plymouth to Sowams, must have crossed this river had So warns been located 
at any point upon the Barrington shore. As has been stated Winslow 
paid two visits to the Wampanoag chieftain. The first of these was during 
the summer of 1621. He arrived at the sachem's village on the afternoon 
of Wednesday, July 4, and upon the following Friday started to return to 
Plymouth before sunrise. He revisited Pokanoket in March, 1623, reach- 
ing Sowams on this occasion " late within night." It seems highly im- 
probable, as has been pointed out by the late Gen. Guy M. Fessenden, the 
historian of Warren, that the traveller, while minutely describing the 
routes followed during both these journeys, especially the rivers crossed, 
should have neglected to mention crossing; on four several occasions — two 
of these in darkness — a broad, rapid and unfordable river, larger than many 
encountered. Mr. Bicknell suggested that in 1621 a ford might have existed 
at that point upon the river afterwards called Myles' Bridge, in North 
Swansea, but he offers nothing in corroboration of this ingenious theory. 
As a matter of fact there is not even a tradition that the stream was ever 
fordable at that particular locality. Had it been so, Winslow would 
scarcely have failed to allude to his passage across, if such a passage had 
been made. 

The claim that Sowams lay within the limits of Bristol appear to be 
based on the supposition that as Philip, the son of Massasoit, resided at 
Mt. Hope, his father must, necessarily, have lived at or near the mount 
also. But a careful study of the early records demonstrates the fact that 
while the names Sowams and Pokanoket were applied by the ancient 
chroniclers to both the country and village of Massasoit, neither was used 
synonymously with Mt. Hope. The latter name was probably the angli- 
cized form of the Indian Mont Haup and appears to have been generally 
used by the English at an early date. Moreover, as Gen. Fessenden argues, 
Winslow, in his account, makes no allusion to any hill in the vicinity of 
Sowams, which he would scarcely have failed to do had his travels brought 
him to the neighborhood of Mt. Hope. Again, there is nothing among 
the earliest records that so much as hints at the existence of an English 
settlement near Mt. Hope prior to the close of Philip's War. 

Rejecting then the claims of both Barrington and Bristol, let us examine 
those of Warren. The proofs that an Indian village of no small dimen- 
sions once occupied the site of this town are numerous and incontestable. 
The vast quantities of clam shells found mixed with the soil, the human 
remains, and the domestic and warlike implements often exhumed from the 
earth, are silent witnesses that the Wampanoags once inhabited this terri- 
tory. Let us discover, if possible, the name of this village. 

320 Sowams, the Home of Massasoit. [July, 

Mont I la up, or Mt. Hope, gave the name to the entire tract bounded 
upon the east by the Kiokemuit River and Mt. Hope Bay, upon the west 
by Narragansett Bay and Warren or Palmer's River, and extending nine 
miles from the Mount to what is now North Swansea, which was designated 
Mt. Hope Neck. We find record of three Indian towns situated upon this 
strip : these were Kickemuit, located around the spring of the same name 
in the easterly part of Warren; Mount Hope or Philip's village, near the 
w narrows " of the Kickemuit River in Bristol ; and Sowams. The question 
arises, if Sowams did not occupy the site of Warren, where was it located, 
and by what name was the village that occupied the site of Warren called? 

An English settlement comprising eighteen houses was, prior to Philip's 
War, situated upon the northerly part of Mt. Hope Neck. This settle- 
ment " appertained to Swansea." (See Morton's Memorial, Appendix 4G3.) 
It was destroyed by Philip's warriors in June, 1675. This being the only 
white settlement within the immediate neighborhood of the Indian village 
of Sowams of which we have any record, must necessarily have been the 
English Sowams, planted even before the purchase of the Sowams lands 
by Miles Standish and his associates. 

Of the existence and location of this hamlet there can be no question. 
The tenth volume of the Plymouth Records contains a " Brieff Narrative " 
of the origin of Philip's War from w r hich I will quote the following. 

" We apprehended three by him charged to be the murderers of Sassa- 
mon, and secured them to a triall att our next Court (holden in June) att 
which time, a little before the Court, Philip began to Keep his men in 
Armes about him and to gather strangers vnto him and to march about in 
Arines towards the vper end of the Neck on which he lived and neare to 
the English houses whoe began thereby to be somewhat disquieted but 
tooke as yett no further Notice but only to sett a milletary watch in the 
next Townes." 

Hubbard places the English houses a mile and a half below Miles' 
Bridge. This would indicate a point near King's Rocks at the boundary 
line separating Warren from Swansea. Presumably they were scattered 
apart, some of them perhaps on the east bank of the Kickemuit River. The 
Swansea records show that the most ancient highways of Warren were 
laid out in the northeasterly part of the town, exactly where Hubbard 
locates the white settlement. 

At the close of the war, the Swansea proprietors claimed the southern 
part of the Mt. Hope territory, basing their claims upon the " Grand Deed 
of Saile," executed in 1653 by Massasoit and his eldest son, Wamsutta. 
A clause of this deed reads thus : 

" And the said Osamequin and Wamsetto his Sone Covenant, promise 
and grant that whenever the Indians shall Remove from the Neck that 
then and from thence forth the aforesaid Thomas Prince, Thomas Willett, 
Miles Standish, Josiah Winslow, shall enter upon the same by the same 
Agreement, as their Proper Rights and Interest to them and their Haires 
for Ever." 

The neck here alluded to could have been no other than Mt. Hope 
Neck. An examination of the deed will show that other clauses refer to 
BarringtOI) and the meadows bordering on both sides of the "great river" 
[formerly Sowams River, afterwards called Swansea, Palmer's, or War- 
mi River] and also the meadows on either side of Kickemuit River. These 
" meadows " or more; properly marshes, e« instituted a strip of unequal width, 
running around Warren, Bristol) Poppasquash, Popanomscut, and ]N T ew 

1899.] v Sowams, the Home of Massasoit. _M 

Meadow. It is minutely described in the record book of the Sowams pro- 
prietors. Nothing in the grand deed save the clause quoted could have 
given Swansea a claim to the "uplands" or central portion of o\Jr. If 
Neck. In accordance with the terms of this clause Swansea, after the 
death of Massasoit, entered into possession of the northern part of the 
neck, and erected a fence to separate its territory from that of Philip upon 
the southern end. The fence was located at a considerable distance north 
of the old boundary line between Warren and Bristol, and e d from 

Kickemuit River westerly to Sowams or Swansea River. Upon the death 
of Philip, and dispersion of the Wampanoags, Swansea, as before stated, 
claimed the district left deserted. But King Charles, by an arbitrary act, 
transferred it to the colony of Plymouth. That it rightfully belonged to 
Swansea the following extract from a letter addressed to the Earl of Sun- 
derland by the commissioners of the United Colonies, under date of Auo\ 
'25, 1679, will prove. 

"And as for those lands of Mount Hope, although Philip, with the 
Indians over whom he was sachem, possessed the same, yet they are not 
so properly to be called conquered lands but such whose Indian claim 
therein and title thereto is now forfeited unto the hands of the English of 
said colony by his breach of covenant with them. And we apprehend for 
these reasons : 

1. In that those lands are indubitably within the limits and bounds of 
his Majesty's colony of New Plymouth, contained within the express limits 
of his Royal Charter granted to them, and are within the bounds of an 
English town of that colon \ planted by them near forty years, called See- 
conck and Swanzey." (Ply- Pec. Vol. x.) 

Previous to the date of the above letter there had been a controvers y 
between Plymouth and Swansea respecting the Showamett pure! 
Swansea claimed a considerable portion of the lands included in this pur- 
chase by virtue of a deed obtained of Totomommucke in 1673. The matter 
was finally amicably adjusted, the General Court acting for Plymouth and 
Mr. Samuel Luther representing Swansea. The Colony allowed Swansea 
a strip of territory extending from the Indian fence to a point near Kick- 
emuit Spring in Warren. In return Swansea o^uit-claimed its title to the 
remainder of the Mt. Hope; Lands and resigned to the colony the deeds of 
Showamett land obtained of Totomommucke. (Ply. Rec. Vol. vi.) It 
must be borne in mind that, at this period, Swansea included the uortl 

of what is now Warren. The latter town was not ceded to Rhode 
[eland until 1717, when it was incorporated under its present name. 

The Last testimony in favor of the identity of ancient Sowams and War- 
ren which I shall offer is that of tradition. From the earliest settlement 
of the town of Swansea to the present time, tradition has pointi d out War- 
ren as the Bite of the Wampanoag village of Sowams. Al the foo 
Baker street in Warren is a spring of pure sparkling water, which foi 
more than two centuries has borne the name of " M it's Spring." 

ply settlers assured their grandchildren and great-grandchildren 
hem's v. stood is spring. that 

tlier Bpring in the limits of Bru imilar i • has 

similar tradition attach d to it. 

In view of the testimony anseaand Plymoi 

R supplemented by the historian Hubbard's statement, il w< 

appear thai the claims of Warren are based upon a firm foundation. An 
Indian village stood within its bounds. What was the name of this vil 

VOL. 1. 1 J J. 21 

322 Captain Edmond Blood, [July, 

if not Sowams ? An English settlement was planted in close proximity to 
the Indian town. What was this settlement if not the English Sowams, 
where, in 1632, Gov. Prince had charge of the first trading house established 
by the whites in the Sowams territory and which later became a part of the 
old town of Swansea ? For over two hundred years Massasoit's name has 
clung to the spring of water near the brink of Warren river. Why did 
the early settlers of Swansea apply the sachem's name to this particular 
spring? The duty of the historian is to seek for facts. He should make 
his researches in the interest of truth alone. He should not be biased by 
local pride or local prejudice. The town of Warren has always been 
proud of its claim to the title of Sowams. If it can be proved that the 
claim is baseless, then it must be relinquished. But until actual proof to 
the contrary is offered, Warren will continue to believe that the royal 
village of Sowams did indeed lie within the limits of its fair domain. 


By J. Paul Ktlands, Esq., of Birkenhead, England. 

The letter printed below was written by Capt. Edmond Blood 
of Albany, to Mrs. Mary Blood of Dublin, who was either his kins- 
woman Mary, daughter of Edmond Blood of Dunboyne, co. Meath, 
or Mary, daughter of Thomas Robins of Dublin, merchant, and 
widow of William Blood of Dublin, merchant, who was the eldest 
son of the same Edmond Blood of Dunboyne. 

The writer of the letter was the son of Thomas Blood, who was 
baptized at the chapelry of Newchurch in the parish of Winwick, 
Lancashire, on the 30th March, 1651, and the grandson of Colonel 
Thomas Blood who attempted to steal the crown jewels in the Tower 
of London, and in consequence forfeited his estate in County Clare, 
Ireland, but had a free pardon from King Charles II. dated the 8th 
August, 1671. Colonel Blood died on the 24th August, 1680, and 
was buried in Tothill Fields, London. His wife was Mary, daugh- 
ter of Lieut-Colonel John Holcroft, Lancashire, to whom he was 
married at Newchurch on the 1st June, 1650. 

"Uncle Holecroft Blood" mentioned in the letter was a distin- 
guished officer. He was wounded at the siege of Cavan in 1690, 
fought with great courage and distinguished himself at the siege of 
Ycnto, and subsequently fought at the battle of Blenheim under the 
t Duke of Marlborough. He died at Brussels in the year 1707 
and does not seem to have left any issue. At the time of his death 
he held the rank of Brigadier General. Holcroft Blood appears to 
have been the youngest son of Colonel Blood; there was another 
son William, of whom nothing is known. 

The father of Colonel Blood was also named Thomas, and w r as a 
younger son of Edmond Blood, of Kilnaboy Castle, County Clare, 
who went to Ireland, as an officer in Queen Elizabeth's army, about 

1899.] Captain Edmond Blood. 323 

the year 1595, and was elected Member of Parliament for the Bo- 
rough of Ennis in 1613. 

This Edmond had several sons, of whom the eldest, named Nep- 
tune because he was born at sea, became Dean of Kilfenora in the 
year 1G64, and had a younger son, also named Neptune, who was 
Dean of Kilfenora in the year 1692. 

From the elder Dean Neptune Blood several families named Blood 
descended, who own considerable estates in County Clare at the 
present time. One of the descendants of the Dean is General Sir 
Bindon Blood, K. C. B., among whose muniments the old letter was 

Possibly some American genealogist may be able to communicate 
further particulars of the writer of the letter. 

,, -, m Albany In North America July 9 th -1734- 

I reced yours about 3 clays agoe of the 16 th Feb r y 173 j together w th 
a Copy of your former said to be sent by M r Kennar who is not yet arrived. 
I am verry much oblidged to you and return you my hearty thanks for y e 
favour as alsoe for y e pains you have been at about y e affair. I am satisfyd 
that Tho s Blood whom you Mencon in yours and who was my Grandfather 
was Intituld to a Considerable estate but what became of Itt I am wholy at 
loss to know for ever since I was eight year old I haVe been abroad in y e 
Service of y e Crown and My Father dyeing soon after I was born and before 
my Grandfather both y e Estate & I were under y e Care of My Mother & 
uncle Holecroft Blood and my Mother dyeing in Dublin whilst I was in 
Holand the whole Came to My Uncle who if he has sold any part of it it 
must be w th out any other right than as Guardian to me for My Father 
whose name was Tho s was Eldest son to Tho s Blood who stole y e Crown & 
he dyeing before my Grandfather y e estate of my Grandfather must Ime- 
adiatly descend to me he dying w th out Will as I bel'. 

In your letter you Informe y l y e Lands Lyeing in y e County of meath 
& Wicklow were by Patent from Charles y e 1 st Granted to my Grandfather 
& y l in King Charles y e 2 d ' 8 time he was attainted and his lands forfeited to 
y e Crown who Granted them to one Barnes for a terme of years Ending 
May 1G97 If soe I am apprehensive My Grandfather never was in the 
actuall posTion of those Lands after y e obtaining his pardon he dyeing 
before y e Term granted to Barnes Expired & I am apprehensive y l the L (l 
Lisburn possed the Lands in y e County of Meath under y e Grant to Barnes 
but how Joseph Henry became Intituld to said Lands is what I Can't Con- 
ceive you say that M 1 " Kennar applyed to the Com" to seize s (1 Lands for 
y e use ol y e Crown and y* Hugh Henry y e Gentleman now In possion sent 
to England for y (: pardon of My Grandfather if soe it's probable he like- 
wise shew'd how he derived his title to s' 1 lands under y l Pardon this might 
be learn'd from one of y" Com™ or from y e Attorney or Soil 1 ' Gen 11 who 
w th out doubt were made Acquainted w th it If M r Henry's Title Can't be 
learn'd by this means there must be search made into y e Records and if 
nothing may be discover'd there and he is unwilling to shew his title he 
must be Compell'd to Discover y e same by a short Bill in Kquity for nothing 
Can possibly be done in the affair w th oiU knowing w l and from whom 
Joseph Henry derived his title I have got my son In Law Williams who 
is lately Come from Dublin to write to his father and to waite on you and 

324 Captain Edmond Blood, [July- 

y* lie together w tb your kind assistance may make y e best Inquiries and doe 
w*Ever else is requisite in the affair and to advise w th proper psons how to 
Manage the same and will Expect y fc as you have all ready began soe you 
will Continue your good offices in makeing y e best discoveries you possibly 
Can of y e affair w c ' h shall be all ways Gratefully acknowledged aud begg 
you'l Constantly let me hear from you and know w fc is doeing therein w* 
Ever Expences you are at in y e affair be pleased to let me know & I shall 
make punctuall remittances either to London or Dublin as Conveniencey 
offers I sho <l be unwilling to goe to Ireland w th out haveing a proability 
of Success I shall therefore govern Myself by the advise's w ch I shall receive 
from you and w ch I hope you will be soe kind as to send me from time to 

I shant Expect M r Kennar here now untill the latter End of October or 
November there being noe Ships P^xpected from England here sooner unless 
he Comes by the way of Boston or Philadelphia. 

Pray in your next let me know who My Uncle Holdcroft Blood sold y e 
Lands in y e County of Wicklow to & who are now In the poislon of them 
pray give my kind service my wife & Daughters to your Father aud your 
good Familey. 

I am Mad m your sincere 

verry ht)le serv fc and Kinsman 

EDM d Blood. 
be pleased to Direct for Capt n Edmond Blood at M r Henry Hollands 
Merch' in Albany North America to be forwarded by M r Joseph Mico 
Merck 1 In London pray forward y e enclosed as Directed by the Post. 
[Addressed] To M rs Mary Blood In Meath Street, Dublin, Ireland. 
[Endorsed] Ans d Feb^ 16 173 j. 

Notes to the above article, by Walter K. Watkins, Esq., 

or Chelsea, Mass. 

In the Colonial Series of New York, Vol. 1, Edmund Blood appears as 
a Lieutenant in Capt. Henry Holland's Company, Independent Fusileers, 
1711; also 5 Nov., 1711, as one of "the several Lieutenants sent from 
Europe for the late Expedition." 

On 26 June, 1712, an act was made to pay British Officers employed in 
the expedition to Canada ; among them was Edmund Blood. 

In the Documents relating to the history of New York, he is mentioned 
at Albany in 1745. 

Gov. William Burnet in a letter, 16 Dec, 1723, speaks of Blood's re- 
ceiving a commission from Lord Cartaret, and the record of this is said to 
have been in Vol. III. of New York Commissions, which disappeared from 
the New York State Library in 1896. Burnet's letter was to Charles 
Delafaye, Secretary of the Lords Justices of the Treasury, and shows that 
Blood was a son of Delaf aye's sister. 

Louis Delafaye, wife Mary and son Charles are included in the Deni- 
zation List of 21 Jan., 36 Charles II. (1685). Charles Delafaye, son of 
Lewis of London, Middlesex, gent, was matriculated at All Soul's College, 
Oxford, 23 April, 1602, age 14, and became B.A. in 1696. 

After n lifo spent in the government's service, he resided at Whitsburv. 
St. Leonards, AVilts, where, in 1762, he bequeathed .£200 in South Sea 
annuities, tin; interest to be applied to furnishing medical aid to persons 
disabled by accident or sickness and to apprentice children. 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 




By Edw. Doubleday Harris, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from page 176.] 

In Memory of 

Mary Baker 

Dau r of M r Beza & 

M 1S Mary Baker who 

was born Oct r . y e 11, 1751 

& died Oct r . ye 18, 1756. 

Here lies the 

Body of M rs Ann 

Wife of M r Jof eph 

Baker Who Died 

January y e 8 th 

A D 176*1 In the 

66 th Year of her 


Here lies the Body 

of M r Joseph 
Baker who Died 

December y e 26 th 

A.D. 1761 In y e 74* 

Year of His Age 

In Memory of 
Rejoice, Daughter of 

Dr. John & M rs . Abigail 

Gardiner who died 

Oct r . 18th 1790, 

Aged 7 Years, 3 months 

and 2 days.* 

Iu Memory of 

Doct r Micah Moore 

who died Jan. 25 th 

1776 aged 62 Years 

The graves of all 

the Saints he bleft, 
And J "often 'd every bed; 
Where fhould the dieing 

members reft? 
But with there living head. 




Y e 26 OF JUNE 

168 2 

here lyes the 









Y e 5 16 8 3 


BODY OF M r * 





4 M° DYED JUNE 2d 


Memory of 

PlIEBE, Wife of 

All sup Paine 

who died 
Oct'. 30, 1791, 
aged 91 years. 

* Near by are stones to the memory of Dr. John Gardiner, died Oet. 21, 1823, aged 
71 ; of Abigail, his wife, died August 22, 1800, in her 36th year; of Margaret, his wife, 
died Nov. 8, 1823, as. 55. 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [July, 

Daughter of 

mr Benjamin 


mks Marcy 


died Jan 1 ? 26 th 
174 [illeg.] Aged [illeg.] Years 








1703 AGED 14 










UARY 27 th 1714 

IN THE 59 











4 th OF IVLY 1724 

AGED 67 Y e ARS 







OCTR Y e 3d 1697 


Y e 25 th 1739/40. 



DECESED MAY 11 th : 1684: 













16 8 7 












Here Lyes Buried 

y e Body of M r . 

Benjamin Youngs 

Son of y e Honour ble 

Benjamin Youngs 

Esq r . & M rs His 

Wife Who Died Sep* 
26 th 1729 in y e 27 th 
Year of His Age. 

Here lyes Interr'd ye 
YOUNGS Efq. who was 
Born in Southold in 
y e Year of our Lord 

1668 and Departed 
this Life July y e 29 th 

Anno Domini 1742 









The original inscription <>)> this stone was recut in 1857 by one of the third it 
one of the fourth generations of Rev. John Young* s grand children, Dea, Stephen 

Youngs, Morrislmrn, N. J., Oopt. Selah Youngs, Matliluck, L. /. 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 







24 1G89 

In Megpaory of 


Robert and Mehitabel 

Hempftecl, who died 

Dec r 18 th 1772 
aged 3 years & 5 inos. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Mehitabel 

Hempftecl Belict of 

Bobert Hempftecl Efq x 

who died 

July 5 th AD. 1791 

aged Gl years 

MARY the truly pious 

Wife of ROBERT 
HEMPSTED Efq r . who 

departed this Life 
Jan r y the 10 th A D 17G8 
Aged GQ Years 4 M° 
and 27 Days 
have fought a Good fight 
have finished ray Courfe 
have kept the faith &c. 

In Memory of Betfey Daughter of Matthew & Abigail C. Wickham who died 
July 4 th 1787 aged 11 months. 

In Memory of Betfey Daughter of Matthew & Abigail C. Wickham who died 
March 1ft 1796 aged 4 mouths. 

Memory of 

Abigail Cleo Wickham, 

Wife of 

Matthew Wickham 

who died Nov G th 

1797, in the 39 th year 

of her age 


Memory of 

Barnabas T. Terry 

Son of 

Cap 1 Thomas dc 

Mrs. Efther Terry 

who died 

Nov. 30, 1799 

aged 2 years 

& 5 mo. 







APRIL Y e 20 1G98 



Deacon of y e Firft Church 

of Chrift in Southold 

which Office lie Suftain'd 

about 40 Years & Serv'd 

God & His Generation 

with great Integrity 

Be died Nov 10 th 1770 

Aged 71 Years 1 M° & 

2r> Days 

LEY died March y c 29 th 1731 aged 8 M° & 19 Days. 

LEY died July 14 th 17:5!) aged 7 rears 6 M - & r.» Days. 

LEY died Nov. 11 th 1767 aged 2 M°. Our Lives are ever on the wings And 

Deatli is ever nigh, The moment that our Life begins We all begin to die. 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [July* 



Wife of W BENJA- 


died Nov y i Li 

1769 in y° 66 th 

Year of her Age 

Here lyes y c Body 

of James Petty Son 

of M r . James & M re . 

Chriftian Petty 

Who Died Nov 1 * 

l't 1737 Aged 16 

Years & 2 Months 


Memory of 

Israel N. H. 
Howell, who died 

July 30th 1800 
aged 16 years. 

Here lyes y c Body of 

Mary Petty, Dang* 1 

of M r . James & M rs . 

Chriftian Pettv 

Who Died Sep 1 6 th 
1738 Aged 14 Years 

5 Months & 2 Da 8 . , 




YEARS & 3 M« 

DECd DECk Y e 

3d 17 2 6 






In Memory of 

Sylvef ter Lefter 

Son of M r Sylvefter 

& M re . Mary Lefter 

who died Feb r y. 21 st . 1780 

in his 11 th year. 


Memory of 

Eunice Leddyard 

formally the wife of 

David Goldsmith 

who died 

Oct. 27, 1795, 

M 31 years & 10 mo. 

SOUTIIOLD.— East Marion. 

Four miles east of the village of Southold is Greenport, commercially the 

t active settlement of the township. There is no ancient burial place here. 

About a mile and a half further east, and near the little village of East Marion, 

Is the " Sterling Cemetery," containing in 1881 the following inscriptions that 

are of dates prior to 1800. 

In Memory of Jeremiah son of Daniel & Elizabeth Harris who was drowned 
May 15 th 17!M) aged 7 years. Our days begin with trouble here, Our life is but a 
A cruel death is always near, so frail a thing is man. 

In Memory of 
Mr. James Bailey 
Son of Mr. John and 
Mis. Charity Bailey, 

who died 

Aim'. L5 AD. 17!)!) 

aged 25 years 

i mo. & i day. 


Memory of 


daughter of 

Mr, Samuel and 
Hannah Billard 

Who died Dee 1 . IC. L797 

aged i years 

3 mo. & io days. 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



In Memory of 
Thomas Moore 

Son of 

M r . Thomas & 

M r *. Marey Moore 

Mho died June 26 th 


Aged 34 years 

& 3 months 


Memory of 


Son of Mr. Samuel 

<& Hannah Billard 

-who died 

Dec r . 13, 1797 

aged 2 years 

Capt. Jofeph Booth, 

•\vho departed this life 

April 28 th AD. 1795 

in the 52 d year 

of his age. 

Tho' Boreas vrinds and Neptune's waves 

Have tofd me to and fro, 
By God's decree you plainly fee 
Fin harbour* d here below. 


William Son 


of Cap 1 Jofeph 

& M rs . 


Elizabeth Booth 

*~ k 

Died Dcc r . 12 th 



in his 3 d Year 


In Memory of 


M r George Booth 


-who died Feb r y 4 th 

AD 1774 

V 1 * 

in the 33 d year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

M rs . Mary Booth 

Wife of Lieu*. 

Conftant Booth 

who died Aug 8 * 31 st . 

AD: 17(1'.) 

in the 65 th year 


of her Age. 

Grave where is thy 


In Memory of 

Lutheb Moore 

son of cap 1 . Thomas 

Moore, who departed 

this Life Aug*', the 16 th 

1764 In the 24 th Fear 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

Jonathan Moore 

Son of M r . 

Thomas M , 

Marey Moore, 

Who died Ann' 16 th 


Aged 2 \ Fears 

& .) months. 

In Memory of 

M r . John Booth 

who died Dec 1- . 9 th . 

AD 1787 

in the 55 th year 

of his Age. 

In Memory of 

Lieu*. Conftant Booth 

who died March 27 th 

AD : 1774 

in the 74 th year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 
Luther Moore 

Son of M r . 

Thomas & M r8 . 

Marey Moore 

who died Feb^. 

24 th 1785, 

Aged 11 years 

& 2 months. 

In Memory of 

Cap*. Thomas Moore 

who departed I his Life 

May the 10 th L767 

In 'the r,2" d Year 
of his Age 

in Memory 


Mrs, Rhoda Youngs 

Relict of 

Tho*. Youngs Ef<f. 

who died 

January 9 th 1798 

in the 77"' year 

of her age 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [Jul)-, 





MARCH Y e 1 st 1714-15 IN 



Dorothy Youngs 


Jonathan Youngs 


LIFE SEPT 21" 1753 







DECd JUNE 6th 

17 3 8 

IN Y e 59 th YEAR, 


In Memory of 

Rhode y e Daughter of 

Lieu* Gideon Youngs 

& Hannah his Wife 

■who died Ang ft 8 th 

1765 in y e 57 th Year 

of her Age 

Here lyeth Dorathy y e Daughter of Ionathan & Dorathy Young s who dyed 
Nouemb r y e 22 1719 in y e 2 year of her age 


DAU r OF M r 



DIED JULY 18 th 1754 


8 MONTHS & 25 D 8 

In Memory 

of Dorothy y e 

Daughter of 

M r James Brown 

& Dorothy his 

wife died Octo r 

y e 18 th 1754 aged 

2 Years 9 M° 

& 12 Days 

[Foot-stone : the head-stone lost.] 

TERRY 1753 

In Memory 

of Jeremiah fon 

of M r Richard & 

M 1 * 8 Phebe Youngs 

he died 1759 

aged I3 m0nths & 14 D s 


Jeremiah Vail 

LIFE OCTR 13 1749 
AND 5 M°. 

In Memory 
of Jonathan 

the son of 
Jeremiah & 

Eliza Vail 




DYED KEl'.'v Qth 1741/2 

IN Y' 50 th YEAR 

or his ace 

Here lyes y e Body of 

M rs Esther Youngs 

Wife to M r Richard 

Youngs who Died 

in y c Year 1749 in y e 
33 d Year of her Age 

Here lyes y e Body 

of M r Benjamin 


Died Feb 1 ? 16* 

1748/9 in y« 23 d 

Year of his Age 

[Foot-stone : head-stone lost.] 


VAIL 175G 

Here Lyes .v Body 

of M™ Sufanna 
Tuthill. Wife to M' 

Jonathan Tuthill 
Who Died May 16 
174;; in y« ;;:>"> Year 

Of II« r Auv 

1899.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 





11 172 3 

IN Y e 63« YEAR 

Here lyes y e Body 

of M™ Hannah 
Booth, wife to Cap* 

William Booth 

Who departed this 

Life Dec l,r 22 d AD. 1742 

in y e 7G th Year of her Age 






17 13 






IN Y e 22d YEAR 


Y e 22d 1712 

Here lyeth 

the Body of 

Samuel King 

who died in 

the 89 th Year 

of his age 

Noveni br y e 29 th 

17 2 1 


1710 IN Y e 57 


Here lyeth the 
body of Hannah 
the wife of Henry 
Tuthill who dccea st 
in y e 24 th year of 
her age Decemb r 
the iirst 17 15 

Here lieth Interred 

the Body of Richard 

King, who died May 

y« 20 th 1735 In y c 24 th 

year of his age. 

As yon pafs by behold and see 

As I am now so muft you be 

Make fure of Chrift to be your Friend 

And peace f hall be your Latter End 

Here lieth Bezaieel y c son 
of William & Bathfhua 
King died April y e 24 1735 
In y e 9 th year of his age. 
In the cold earth behold I lie 
Who once was Living as you be 
Theirs none so young but they may Die 
Prepare for Death and Follow me. 


Beneath this little Stone here lies 

The Wife of William King 
And tho' flic's dead to Mortal Eyes 

She will Revive again. 
Liv'd four and Fifty Years a Wife 

Dy'd in her Seventy Seven 

lias now laid down her Mortal Life 

In hopes to live in Heaven. 

May v' : 7 i: > A I) 1764 


Pail King SON OF W 
William & m Bathshua 

King Dec d novr 2 

1750 IN' V" 20 th 

Youth caft an eye as yon pass by 
And view the ground whare now I [lie] 
prepare for D atb while von arey[oung] 
Who knows how soon your I turn may come]. 

Sufannah y e Wife of 

Robert Sheffield & 
Daughter of William 

Bal h fhiia King who 
died .May I 1 ' L766 in 
the i;; 1 Year of her Age 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [July, 


Sufannah Daughter of 

Robert & Sufannah 

Sheffield who 

died May 1" 1766 

In y e 16 th Year 

of her Age 

Here lieth y e 

Body of Hannah y e 

wife of David King 

died Jan r y y c 11 th 1728-9 

in y e 33 1 Year of her age 

Her turn is come Next May be thine 

Prepare for it whilft Thou haft time 

And that Thou Mayeft prepared be 

Live unto him that died for Thee 

Here lieth 
David y e Son 
of David & 
Hannah King 
died Sep r y e 7 
1729 in y e 13^ 
Year of his age 

Robert y e 

Son of 

Robert & 



died Auguft 

y e 7 th 1753 

Aged 19 M° 

Here Lyes Elisabeth 
Once Samuel Beebees wife 
Who once was made a living foul 
But's now depriv'd of life 
yet firmly 

Did believe 
That at her Lord's return 
Shee fhoulcl be made a living foul 
In his own fhap and form 
Liv'd four and thirty years a Wife 
Was Aged fifty feven 
Has now lay'd down her mortal foul 
In hope to live in Heaven 
Iune the 10 th 1716 

Here lyeth the 

Body of Sarah 

the Wife of Iohn 

Paine who dyed 

in the 76 year 

of her age 

Septem br y e 3 d 1716 




THE 10 th 1741 

IN Y e 63d YEAR 


Here lyeth 

y e body of Martha 

y e wife of charles 

glouer who dep 

arted this life may 

y e 5 th in y e yearc of 

of our lord christ 

171:5 & in y e 36 th 

year of her age 




DECD MAY Y e 6 th 

1 7 2 5 

IN Y' :.i ' YEAR 


Here lyeth 
the Body of 
Bez e lel King 
who died in 
the 22 Year 
of his age Feb 
y e 12 th 1725 

Here lyeth the 

Body of Abigail 

the Wife of William 

King who dyed in 

the 50 th year of 

her age May 

the 27 th 1716 








1711 IN THE 

20* ' YEAR OF 


[broken off] 



(il ST Y> 17 

IN Y' 32** 


[To be continued.] 

1899.] John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass. 335 


By Edward F. Everett, A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

The following account of John Fuller and his descendants has 
been gathered from the town and church records of Ipswich and 
probate records of Essex county, with but little attempt to follow 
the lives of removing families. From the court records, deposition 
of William Fuller of Hampton, aged 73 years in 1681, went from 
Ipswich to it, had a brother and son John, the last aged 38 years 
in 1681, it would appear that our John was a brother of William 
Fuller of Ipswich 1637, who removed in 1639 to Hampton, N. H. 
and has been identified as a passenger aged 25 years in the " Abigail," 
May 4, 1635 ; and as son of Roger Fuller of Topcroft, County 
Norfolk, England. Our John may also have been a brother of 
Giles Fuller of Hampton, N. H., for in 1677 an entry is found in 
the registry of emigration concerning Susanna Thurton (alias 
Fuller), daughter Rodger Fuller, late of Topcroft, in y e Co. of 
Nor., and sister of Giles Fuller, late of Hampton in N. E., dec' 1 
(no other son or daughter). 

In our John's will, proved in 1666, he makes no provision for his 
I sons John and William, who have been sufficiently supplied by 
their uncle." No town entries record the marriages or deaths of 
these two sons, nor do their names appear on the church records, 
thus indicating that they were non-residents, yet we know from 
probate records that they were living in 1689 when the estate of 
their brother Thomas was divided among his brothers and sisters. 
As the other brothers and sisters and their families are on the town 
records, it is necessary to look elsewhere for John and William. In 
the neighboring town of Hampton we have a John and William, jr., 
whose parentage has never been decided, only supposed ; who will 
fill the requirements of our John and William with an uncle 
(senior) William to sufficiently supply them; and we think this is 
where they belong. 

John 1 Fuller, born in England, died June 4, 1000, in Ipswich, M;i 

m. Elizabeth Emerson of Ipswich, daughter of Thomas Emerson. 

She as a widow, married between 1000 and 1072, Thomas Perrin. 

lie was an original settler, 1634, in Ipswich, Mass., one of General 
Dcnison's subscribers io 1648, town surveyor L663, commoner 100,1, and 
owned land near Rocky Hill. His will was proved September 25, 1666; 
names sons "John and William, who have been sufficiently supplied by 
their uncle ; daughters Susanna and Elizabeth, their grandfather hath early 
d them a portion ; wife and bod James, Executors; wife, sons James, 
Thomas. Nathaniel, Joseph, daughter Sarah and child to be horn, one- 
leventh each." September 2o, 1000, Elizabeth Fuller files the inventory — 

John Fuller of Ipswich^ Mai [July* 

\. 17. 0. M irch 25, 1678, James Poller files an inventory of what 
he received from his mother when she married Thomas Perrin, -worn to 

lary 29, 1672 — £227 L5. 5. She had paid eight or nine pounds to 
William Stacy as a part due his wife. 
Children : 

i. John,* b. ; living 1689 ; supposed to be John of Hampton. 

ii. William, b. ; Living 1689; supposed to be William, jr. 


2. iii. James, b. . 

iv. Thomas, b. ; lived with his father, Thomas Perrin, in 1680; 

granted land in L 685 at Rocky Hill for shop to make wheels; died 
unmarried L689. At probate court, September 24, >hn, 

James, William, Nathaniel and Joseph appear as bis heirs, he 
having died without widow or children, and agree on settlement 
of the estate as follows : 1st. pay funeral charges; 2d, pay each 
living sister £6 ; 3d, divide'remainder among live broth 

v. Nathaniel, b. . 

4. vi. Joseph, b 1G58. 

vii. Susanna, b. ; m. Oct. 2o. 1671, Wry orWm. Stacy. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Mar. 23, 1674, James King. 

ix. Sarah, b. ; m. November, 1679, Nathaniel Hovey. 

x. Child, b. . 

James 9 Fulleb, born ; died June 21, 1725, Ipswich, Mass. ; 

m. Oct. 20, 1G72, in Ipswich, to Mary King. She was born about 
1G47 and died October 16, 1732, aged 85 years, in Ipswich. 

1 1 is will, dated Dec. 19, 1723, was proved July 5. 1725 ; gives 
eldest son, James Fuller, the dwelling house and homestead on 
Rocky Hill, where he now dwells, and other lands, partly '"bounded 
by my brother, Nathaniel Fuller"; son Nathaniel Fuller all re- 
mainder of my homestead and my house, &c. ; wife Mary Fuller, 
daughter Mary, G25 ; daughter Elizabeth Smith, £40; daughter 
Dorothy, £18; daughter Susanna Benet, £8; daughter llanna 
ffuller, £30. Sons James and Nathaniel executors. See Probate 
file. Essex Co.. 10,378. 

Children, born in Ipswich : 

i. James, 3 b. Dec. 2, 1673. 
ii. M \i:v. 1). May 30, 1676. 
iii. .John. b. Feb. 20, 1676-7; d. probably before 1723, as Is not named 

in his father's will, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1C7S; published Feb. 20, 1702, to Nathaniel 

v. Daniel, b. Feb 24, 1680-1; living l7oo in [pswich; probably died 
before L723, as is not named in his lather's will. 
6. vi. X m 11 LNIEL, b. Feb. is. L682-3. 

vii. Dorothy, b. Dec. I s . 1684; m. probably the one published July 21, 

1 7 16, to Josiah Stone. 

viii. Susanna, b. ; published 24-7-1709, to Stephen Bennet. 

i\. Hawaii, b. . 

Nathaniel 2 Fuller, born ; died 1719; published 

11. L708, to Mary Jackson of Rowley. She was published to her 

cond husband, Samuel Avers, June 23, 1721. 

March 2.*;. 1692-8, the selectmen of [pswich laid out by the river 

side and Bel off a lot, t, to Joseph Puller, and he sold it to his 

brother, Nathaniel Fuller. Thomas Knowltoo bought a lot of 

neliua Kent and then Bold it to Nathaniel Puller. 

1899.] John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass, 337 

Mary Fuller, widow of Nathaniel, was appointed administratis 
Nov. 5, 1719. Inventory of same date names house, lauds and barn, 
£80 ; old homestead, £40 ; woodland, £15 ; rights in the 8th and 
west meadow divisions, £30 ; barn Plum Island, C\ o : total, £180. 

>ng the creditors were James Fuller and Joseph Fuller, his two 
brothers. See Probate file, Esses ('".. 10,401. 

Children, horn in [pswich : 

i. Nathaniel, 3 b. Nov. 28, 1709; probably died young. 
ii. Mary, b. : Dec. 28, 1724, being above 15 years of age, choose 

my father-in-law, Samuel Ayers, and my mother, Mary Avers, as 

my guardians. 
iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 22-12-1712-3; probably died young. 
iv. Thomas, bapt. May 29, L715; probably died young. 

7. v. Nathaniel, bapt. 1-7-1717; Dee. 28, 172!. above 7 years of age, 

Samuel Ayers and Mary Avers were appoinl id his guardians. 
Probate tile. Essex Co., 10,396. 

•1. Sergeant Joseph 3 Puller, horn 1658 ; died August 22, 1731, aged 
73 years, in [pswich; married Oct. 1, 1685, in [pswich, to Alary 
Wood, who died before her husband. 

April 1. 1680, Joseph Fuller lives with Simon Wood. March 23, 
1692-3, the selectmen of Ipswich laid out laud by the riverside and 

off a lot. 28 ;>h Fuller, which lie sold to his brother 

Nathaniel Fuller. Tie' same year, Joseph Fuller and William 
I ley wood were allowed to build a wharf, lie was a carpenter 
by trade. 

N . . 1, 1731, William Fuller was appointed administrator of the 

lie of Joseph Fuller, dece I; no widow named. William 
Kimball and Nathaniel Fuller, bondsmen. Nov. 8, 1731, an 
inventory was filed, and March 15, 1732-3, an additional inventory 
was filed. The executor reports that Joseph Fuller, the eldest son, 
bath acquited u y e estate by an Instrument upon record at Spring- 
field to my satisfaction." The property was divided equally between 
William, John, Ebenezer, Jacob and Daniel's heirs of Gloucester, 

h -hare being £164 5.0. Fi-\>. 26, 17 12, Ebenezer Fuller and 
Jacob Fuller signed receipts for personal property, 
ildren, born in [pswich : 

Joseph, 9 b. Aug. 13, 1690; m. April L ; '.», L729, in Ipswich, by Rev. John 
Rog . Elizabeth Elotchins. He settled in Southfleld, which 

Is now a part of the present town of Tolland, Mass., and received 
by deed from his father, dated Nov. 12, 1714, and recorded March 
10, 171 1 - 1 .", . at Springfield, Mass., as follows: "I.Joseph Puller 
[pswich, carpenter, parental love, &c, to my eldest son Joseph 
Her, now of Southfleld, Co. Springfield, carpenter, and in con- 
tlon of what I shall devise to him, which Is to be in full of 
his part and portion of m; all my tenement, house lot, home- 

el and ail other lands belonging t<> me In the township of South- 
fleld, which I bought "!' Samuel Bush of Westfleld in various 
parcels ii ire follows a description of each lot. 

ii. Thomas, i>. April 6, i<;:>:.': d. young. 

8. iii. Wiiii wi. i). March 7. 1694. 

iv. .John. b. May 16, 1698, and d. Sept. 29, U 
v. John, ■ t w Ins ; b. April 22, 1 701. 

vi. I!i.\.i | • : d. June. 1 7 

10. vii. Dwii i .. i). Jan. 80, 17< 

\ iii. Benjamin, b. iug. 20, 1705; d. July 22, 17 urs. 

n. i\. Ki-.i.m /i i: ;.. Jan. I". I i 

12. -\- -1 kCOB, ' -1-171 1-12. 

... j.i n. 22 

John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass. [July, 

5. Sergeant James 1 Fuller, jr., horn Dec 2, 1G73, in Ipswich, Mass.; 
died there April 9, 1 753 ; m. , Phehe . who died June 20, 


In March, 1692-3, the selectmen granted him the third lot of 28 
feet, between Samuel Ordway's shop and the town bridge, lie held 
a seat in the new meetinghouse 1700. and was a commoner in 1707. 
April 6, 17.V5. Nathaniel Low and James Lord were appointed 
administrators of estate of James Fuller, bond £1,000, no widow 
and no children named. See Essex Co. Probate, file 10,379. 

Children, born in Ipswich: 

i. Phebee, b. Sept. 29, 1700 ; pub. March 3, 1721-2, to Abraham Fitts. 

ii. Daniel, b. ; only son, d. Nov. 19, 1724. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 8, 1713; pub. Dec. 4, 1731, to Samuel Fellows, 
iv. Elizabeth, bapt. March 8, 1719. 

v. Hannah, bapt. June 17, 1722; probably m. May 22, 174G, Samuel 

0. Nathaniel 3 Fuller, born Feb. 18, 1682, in Ipswich, Mass., and 

died there Dec. , 1752 ; first marriage published 24—6—1717, 

to Mary Potter, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Kimball) Potter. 
She was born April 13, 1697, and died July 22, 1731, in Ipswich ; 
second, married Jan. 14, 1733-34, to the widow Elizabeth Perkins, 
who died July, 1770, in Ipswich. Her will was dated June 2, 1770, 
and was proved July 30, 1770, and names daughter Mary Carter ; 
daughter Elizabeth Kinsman, wife of Benjamin ; daughter Mary 
Glazier, wife of Benjamin Glazier ; daughter Sarah Glazier, wife 
of John Glazier ; granddaughter Eunice Carter. See Essex Co. 
Probate, file 10,368. 

His will is dated November 4, 1752, and proved December 25, 
1752; names wife Elizabeth Fuller, eldest son Daniel, son William, 
son Nathaniel, son James "if in y e Land of the Living," daughter 
Mary, daughter Sarah, Daniel Fuller executor; witnesses, Samuel 
Rogers, Ebenezer Fuller and Stephen Smith. An account was filed 
April 5, 1758, showing legacies paid to Nathaniel, Mary and Sarah. 
Son James is not mentioned in any account, and was probably not 
in the land of the living. The real estate was divided between 
Daniel and William. See Essex Co. Probate, file 10,404. 
Children by first wife Mary, born in Ipswich: ' 

i. Mary, 4 bapt. 22-12mo.-1718; d. Nov. 17, 1725 
ii. James, bapt. Dec. 18, 1720; d. Nov. 19, 1725. 
iii. Nathaniel, bapt. Sept. 9, 1722; d. Nov. 15, 1725. 
iv. Daniel, bapt. Jan. 17, 1721-25; d. there May 9, 180G, aged 81 years; 

pub. June 8, 1754, to Katherine Pindar, both of Ipswich. She 

died there July 12, 1812. Children : 

1. Katherine 5 , bapt. Dec. 14, 1755. 

2. James, b. Oct. 30, 1758; d. there num. Sept. 0, 1842, aged 84 years. 

3. Ensign William, b. March 18; bapt. March 22, 1761 ; moved in 1807 

to Gardiner, Me., where he died; m. Jan. 14. L787, to Lucy 
Bodgkins, both of Ipswich; she d. May 4, 1846, aged 83 years, in 
Gardiner, Me. They had live sons and live daughters: nine born 
in [pswich and one in Gardiner. 

4. Lucy, b. Feb., 1764. 

v. < u'i Ai\ Nathaniel, bapt. Dee. 25, 172*;; d. about 1778; is said to 
have been commander of the privateer "General stark.' and to 
have died of wounds received in an engagement ; first m. Nov. 28, 
17.')'.), to Sarah Leatherland; second, pub. March 5, 1768, to Mary 
Holland, both of [pswich. Children: 

1899.] John Fuller of Ipsivich, Mass. 339 

1. Nathaniel*, b. Sept. 4, bapt. Sept. 7, 1700: d. there Dec. 20 or 30, 

1842, aged 82 years: in. May, 1781, to Hannah Ilovey, daughter 
John and Elizabeth (Huse) Hovey. She was b. Oct. 15, 17G2, 
and d. Jan. 17, 1861, in Ipswich. 

He inherited from his father one share in the privateer 
"General Stark." He was also a revolutionary soldier; served 
in the war of 1812, and was taken prisoner and confined in Dart- 
moor. They had four sons and eight daughters; the youngest 
daughter, Charlotte 6 , m. Abraham Burnham of Ipswich and is 
still living there in her 93d year. She is one of the original 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 

2. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 0, 1703. 
Children by second wife 1 , Mary: 

3. Susanna, bapt. Nov. 27, 1708. 

4. James, bapt. Sept. 16, 1770; settled in Batavia, N. Y., 1803. 

5. William, bapt. Feb. 12, 1775; d. in Lake City, Minn., aged about 

87 years; m. March 30, 1797, in Lyndeboro, N. II., by Rev. 
Sewall Goodrich, to Rachel Cram, daughter Jacob and Isabel 
(Hutchinson) Cram. She was born July 5, 1777, in Lyndeboro, 
N. II., and died in Irasburg, Vt. They lived in Litchfield, Me., 
until 1810, when they moved to Irasburg, Vt. They had four 
sons and four daughters. One daughter, .Alary, 6 who m. Justus 
Stevens Smith, is living, in her 84th year, in Cambridge, Mass. 
0. Mary, b. Oct. 9, 1770. 
vi. James, bapt. Feb. 9, 1728; d. probably before 1757. 
vii. Mary, bapt. March 29, 1731; d. Nov. 14, 1731, aged 7 1-2 mos. 

Children by second wife, Elizabeth: 
viii. William, bapt. Dec. 1, 1734; d. 1757; pub. Sept. 19, 1755, to Anne 
Wainwright of Ipswich, and either the marriage was not con- 
summated or Anne died before 1757 without 'issue, as his mother, 
the widow Elizabeth Fuller, was appointed administratrix of his 
estate June 0, 1757. 
ix. Mary, bapt. April 3, 1737; m. Feb. 1, 1759, Benjamin Glazier, jr. 
x. Sarah, bapt. Jan. 14, 1738-39; pub. Jan. 20, 1700, John Glazier. 

7. Nathaniel 3 Fuller, bapt. 1-7-1717, in Ipswich; died 

first married Nov. 23, 1738, to Elizabeth Ireland, who died Nov., 
1739 ; second, m. Feb. 6, 1740-41, to Deliverance Burke, both of 
Ipswich ; third, m. Jan. 29, 1749-50, to Deborah Millet of Beverly. 
She died Dec. 14, 1758. 

He had no children by his first wife ; the record of the death of 
his first wife and the record of his second marriage calls him a tailor. 

Child by second wife, Deliverance : 
i. Nathaniel, 4 b. Feb. 12, 1741 ; bapt. Feb. 7, 1741-2. 

Children by third wife, Deborah: 

ii. Deborah, bapt. Sept. 24, 1752. 
iii. Mary, bapt. Jan. !. 1 766. 
iv. Mart, bapt,. Nov. •">, 1758. 

William 8 Fuller, born March 7, 1694, in Ipswich, and died there 
May 27. 1754; published 27-8-1716, to Sarah Waite. 

•Jiils 22. 1754, Sarah Fuller, widow, appointed administratrix of 
the ■ of her husband, William Fuller, with Ebenezer Fuller 

and David Andrew.', bondsmen. Inventory recorded June 28, 1755, 
includes dwelling house and barn, £66 18. 1.; Bi2 other piec 
real estate, £198 18. I.; personal estate, £98 L0. 6. j total, 
£368 17. 2. See Essex Co. Probate, file 10,429. 

Children, born and baptized in Ipswich : 
i. Sarah, 4 bapt. August 18, 1721 ; d. May 8, L786. 

340 John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass. [July? 

Li. William, bapt. March 29, 1721; d. Sept. 3, 173G. 

iii. Lucy, bapt. August 28, 172G. 

iv. Thomas, bapt. May 11, 172!); d. Sept. 17, 17:'.':. 

\. Benjamin, bapt. Ajig. l, 1731; d. Sept. 11, 1730. 

vi. Joseph, bapt. Feb. 10, 1733-34; d. Sept. 11, 173G. 

vii. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 24, 173G. 

0. John 8 Fuller, born April 22, 1701, in Ipswich; died there 

lirst published Dec. 10, 1726, to Mary Howard, who died in child- 
bed Nov. 28, 1728; second, m. July 29, 1731, in Ipswich, to 
Hannah Lord. As there is no record of his family in Ipswich after 
the birth of daughter Hannah, in 1743, it is presumed that they 
moved to some other place. 

Children by second wife, Hannah, born and baptized in Ipswich: 

i. John,* bapt. May 7, 1732. 
ii. Samuel, bapt. Jan. 20, 1733-34. 
iii. Daniel, bapt. June 13, 1736. 
iv. William, bapt. Jan. 25, 1740. 
v. Hannah, bapt. June 12, 1743. 

10. Daniel 3 Fuller, born Jan. 30, 1702, in Ipswich; died 1731, in 

Gloucester, Mass.; married Oct. 17, 1726, in Gloucester, to Anna 
Doliver of Gloucester. He lived in the west parish of Gloucester 
and died before his father. Oct. 6, 1731, Anna Fuller petitioned 
the Probate Court to have her uncle, Humphrey Woodbury, 
appointed guardian of her two children, Daniel and Ann Fuller, 
minors, left by her late husband ; this was approved by the Court. 
July 24, 1735, Humphrey Woodbury gave a receipt, as guardian, 
as having "received of Wm. Fuller, adm tr to estate of his father. 
Joseph Fuller, late of Ipswich, deceased, £4 6. 6, it being y e full 
proportion of y e children of Daniel Fuller, late of Gloucester, de- 
ceased, of their s d grandfather." See Essex Co. Probate, file 10,353. 
Children, born in Gloucester: 

i. Ann, 4 b. Oct. 2G, 1727. She gave a receipt Dec. 5, 1748, in full 
for her share of her father's estate: "Reed of Humphrey Wood- 
bury, my guardian, £8 in full of my portion. — (Sigd) Ann Fuller." 
ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 5, 1730; lost at sea 1755; m. Nov. 5, 1751, in 
Gloucester, to Keturah Rust of Gloucester. In Rev. Samuel 
Chandler's Journal at Gloucester is this entry: "1755, Nov. 22, 
Daniel Fuller, master of Capt. Bonnet's schooner, set out for a 
fall fare and returned no more : four sailors and all lived in the 
West Parish." One child, born in Gloucester : 
1. Keturah, 5 b. Nov. 3, 1754. 

11. Ebenezer 3 Fuller, born Jan. 10, 1707; died ; married 

August 31, 1731, to Mary Gritsman or Gretman of Ipswich. In 
1732-33 he received part of his father's house and homestead, in 
settling his father's estate, his brother Jacob receiving the other 
part. He is known to have been living in Ipswich in 1754, but is 
supposed to have moved away, as there is no record of his death 
and no probate account. 

Children, born and baptized in Ipswich: 

i. Joseph 4 , bapt. May 25, 1733. 
ii. Mary, bapt. Feb. 2, 1734-5; d. Jan. 11, 1755. 
iii. Ebenezer, bapt. Feb. 20, L736 ; d. May 3, 17 
iv. Ebenezer, bapt. Oct. 7, 173'.); pub. .March 11, 1768, to Elizabeth 

Williams, both of Ipswich. There is no further record of him in 


1899.] Grants of Land for Services. 341 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. March 30, 1746. 
vi. Nathaniel, bapt. Feb. 24, 1750. 

12. Jacob 8 Fuller, bapt. 25-1-1711-12, in Ipswich ; died- 

published Oct. 12, 1734, to Ann Ham, both of Ipswich. In 
1732-33 he received part of his father's homestead and other lands 
in settling his father's estate. He is supposed to have moved away 
from town about 1742, as his name does not appear on town or 
probate records. 

Children, born and baptized in Gloucester: 

i. Jacob 4 , bapt. Nov. 1G, 1735; d. May 10, 1736. 
ii. Jacob, bapt. Sept. 11, 1737. 
iii. Josiaii, bapt. July 8, 1739. 
iv. Ann, bapt. Oct. 3, 1741. 

[Note.— There is, I think, a doubt whether William Fuller of Hampton (ante, 
p. 335) was a son of Roger of Topcroft. See Register, vol. 48, p. 345. — F. H. 



By Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerfield, Mass. 

There seems to be no fact better established than that errors are sure 
to creep into the most carefully considered statements of historical events. 
If not through the pranks of the printer's devil, some rascally imp, equally 
regardless of consistency, common sense, the feelings of the writer, or the 
facts in the case, and apparently with malice aforethought, will gleefully 
smuggle in the wrong name, transpose the vital date, thereby buttressing 
a false statement, or clouding a well-known fact, and will even perch upon 
the proboscis of the proof-reader at the critical moment to make sure of its 
purpose ! The victim meamvhile can lay his hand upon his vest pocket and 
declare with Professor Everett in your last issue, " I knew better! " 

And if such errors must needs come, what can lie done to neutralize these 
imps of confusion ? Is it not the duty of those who discover these; tricks to 
expose them at the earliest possible moment? Historical errors are harder 
to check than runaway horses or engines going wild. The latter move in only 
one direction and must of necessity get out of breath sooner or later. Not 
so the former; they travel towards every point of the compass and seem 
to gather strength with i-xn-y League. But with all the odds against him, 
Truth should hurry on his boots, sally forth and al least give error a pap 
on the pate at the point of departure, with a possible chance of winning 
the Beld. 

Moved by such considerations as these, I take the earliest opportunity 
of calling attention to some signs of- this spirit of mischief in the April 
number of tie- Register. In tin; admirable article on Lyman .J. ( ! 
appears this statement on page 2<»1 : — 

"April is, I 7 .">.">, the Legislature made a grant of seven townships, Narra- 
gansetl townships so-called, to such of the survivors of King Philip's war 
and their heirs, as could prove their claim, 120 to a township, 840 in all." 

The trouble here lies in the words. " survivors of King Philip's war." 
Perhaps this is not a grave offence, save that all historical errors are very 
apt to Lead, by one road or another, into some Labyrinth of mischief. This 
particular error is almost refuted on the next page, where the writer sti 

342 Grants of Land for Services. [July, 

that one of these townships, " Narragansett township No. 7," was granted 
by the General Court of Massachusetts to "certain Narragansett soldiers," 
including John and William Gage, "both soldiers in the Narragansett war." 
" Narragansett No. 7 " being interpreted, means the seventh township of land 
granted to those soldiers, or their heirs, who were engaged in the war 
against the Narragansett Indians in December and January, 1G75-76, the 
principal event of which was the "Great Swamp Fight" of December 19, 

The agitation which led to the action of April 18, 1735, was based on a 
promise of the colony, to be noted later, and it began at a date unknown to 
me ; but, June 15, 1728, the General Court, in answer to some petition, 
granted two townships of six miles square each " to the officers and sol- 
diers belonging to this Province who were in the service of their country 
in the said Narraganset war, or their Lawful Representative, as a re- 
ward for their public services & as a full satisfaction of the grant formerly 
made them by the Great & General Court." At the same time it was or- 
dered that claimants for this land be notified through the " News Letter & 
advertisements posted in every town in the Province notifying all persons 
that now survive, & were in the Fight & the legal Representatives of those 
deceased, that they may give or send a List of their names ... to 
this Court at the next Fall Session." 

February 17, 1730, Thomas Hunt and others, "Committee for the 
Narraganset claims," report to the General Court that the numbers making 
claim cannot be accommodated by the grant already made, and ask for more 
legislation ; and a township of land six miles square was granted to each 
120 persons who proved their claims. In this action the beneficiaries are 
indifferently called " Narraganset Soldiers " or " Soldiers of the Narra- 
ganset war." 

This task of hearing claimants and awarding claims was no holiday job, 
and the Hunt committee took time to make thorough work. Five years 
later they made a report that after careful investigation they had " taken 
an exact list of all the grantees of the seven Narraganset townships lately 
laid out by the General Court," having been " appointed to take an exact 
List of the Narraganset Soldiers for said List," and they gave in the 
names of " 840 persons." The report of this committee was adopted, and 
the grant of the seven Narragansett townships was confirmed to the per- 
sons therein named respectively. 

After five years' search only 840 claimants could be found. Had the 
grant been made to " such of the survivors of King Philip's war and their 
heirs, as could prove their claims," the number must have gone well up in 
the thousands. The " Narraganset war " was not " Philip's war," but 
it was one of the events growing out of and included in Philip's war. The 
outbreak of Philip with such clans as he could then muster was in June, 
1675. November 2 the "Commissioners of the United Colonies" de- 
clared war against the Narragansetts, as a measure necessary for the 
security of the English settlements, having satisfactory proof that that 
tribe was playing false and was about to join Philip openly in the war. 
They voted to raise 1,000 men for the campaign against the Narragansetts. 
The, quota of Massachusetts was 527 men, and the colony offered a grant 
of land to each man who should engage in addition to the regular pay, on 
the condition that they " took the Fort & Drove the Enemy out of the 
Narraganset Country." It was possibly in consequence of this bounty of 
land that when the invading army was mustered for the march on Dedham 

1899.] Grants of Land for Services. 343 

plain, December 9, the quota was more than filled and 540 men answered 
to their names. December 12, the Massachusetts men were joined at 
Providence by two companies from Plymouth, one company under Capt. 
John Gorham. " December 15 Conecticut Armie set forth from mr Rich- 
ardsons," and December 19 occurred the Great Swamp Fight, in which 
the stronghold of the Narragansetts was taken and the tribe scattered. 
Other forces from Massachusetts soon appeared and joined in the pursuit 
of the fugitives. It was to these men and those mustered at Dedham, and 
no others, that the seven Narragansett townships were granted in 1735 — 
a tardy fulfilment of the promise made December 9, 1G75. It was to the 
company which served under Capt. Gorham to whom " Narraganset town- 
ship No. 7," now Gorham, Maine, was assigned. 

Capt. Gorham came safely out of the terrible fight of December 19, but 
succumbed to the hardship of the campaign and died in the service about 
seven weeks later. 

Among those of his company whose heirs received the Gorham grant, 
were three brothers, John, William and Henry Gage, of Yarmouth. The 
writer tells us that John Gage served under Capt. Gorham in the Mount 
Hope expedition in June, 1675, and that Henry was in the Swamp Fight 
under Capt. Gorham, and that all the three brothers were killed with Capt. 
Michael Pierce of Rehoboth, March 26, 1G76. Now, this service of John 
in June, 1 075, and of William in March, 1676, would give them no claim 
to the Narragansett Grants. How is it, then, that the names of all three 
appear on the roll of Capt. John Gorham's men in 1735 ? The committee 
on the Narragansett Grants says that on " careful examination " they 
made an " exact List " and returned that list to the* General Court. On 
the fragment of that list still preserved are the names of John, Henry and 
William Gage of Yarmouth, and also the names of Richard Taylor and 
William Chase, then living at Yarmouth. There are also on the same 
fragment the names of nine other living soldiers of the Great Swamp Fight, 
and doubtless many other survivors were found whose names are lost. It 
must be presumed that these living Yarmouth men, at least, would know 
the names of their comrades in the war, boys from their own town, and 
that the three names were inserted in the list on their testimony. So it 
inevitably follows that these three brave and patriotic brothers, John, 
William and Henry Gage, were all under Capt. John Gorham in the Narra- 
gansett campaign of December-January, 1675-76. 

We nowhere find grants of land offered or given to " the soldiers of King 
Philip's war and their heirs," in such terms. We do find that grants of 
townships were made to particular companies in that war, as the grant for 
instance, of Fall Town to the company under Capt. William Turner, which 
destroyed the camp of the enemy at Peskeompskut, May 19, 1676. 

The same rule was followed in the next war. No grants were offered 
or paid to "the soldiers of King William's war," but grants of townships 
were made to particular companies in that war, as of Iluntstown, now 
A ^lifield, to the company of Capt. Ephraim Hunt; of Winchendon to the 
company from Ipswich ; of a township to the Beverly men under Capt. 
William Raymond; and other companies who were all in the expedition to 
Canada in 1 690. 

In the valuable and well considered paper upon the Hoar Family in 
in the same number of the REGISTER, if I read the page rightly, may be seen 

344 Grants of Land for Services. [July, 

another trick of our mischievous imp. The writer is speaking of the state 
of feeling against the Indians as shown by the refusal of all the people 
of Concord but John I [oar, to trust the fidelity of their neighbors of Nashaba. 
I [e says : — 

"The whole land was overshadowed by the horrors of Indian warfare, 
and in the frontier towns the howling of a wolf or the hooting of an owl, 
indistinctly heard, sent a pallor to the cheeks and a chill of fear to the 
hearts of wives and mothers, least it might be the warwhoop of Philip's 
savage crew, or the death shriek of an absent son, father or husband. In 
the midst of the public panic came the false rumor that some of Eliot's 
converts were among the blood-stained murderers;" these "blood-stained 
murderers " being of course " Philip's savage crew." 

I see nothing that follows which tends to show that these " false rumors " 
refer to the Marlborough praying Indians, or any other but the common 
enemy. Was not this the work of our imp ? No one acquainted with the 
writer can suppose him ignorant of the fact, that many of Eliot's praying 
Indians were in arms against the English in Philip's war. If any others 
should doubt this statement they might be referred to the book quoted 
largely by the waiter of the article, " The Narrative of the Captivity of 
Mrs. Rowlandson." This narrative contains abundant proof of the truth 
of what is called the " false rumor." The fact that her captors understood 
the English language may not be proof, but should not some weight be 
attached to it? Mrs. Rowlandson found no difficulty in carrying on con- 
versation with her captors, on all sorts of subjects besides matters of every- 
day life ; in bickering and quarreling, and conversing on religious obser- 
vances, the chances of her redemption, etc. 

One of the savages who was in the bloody assault on Medford brought 
back a Bible and presented it to Mrs. Rowlandson as one of the spoils of 
that raid. Can we suppose he did not know what his prize was ? When 
speaking of the correspondence which led up to her redemption, Mrs. Row- 
landson says : " It was a Praying Indian that wrote these letters for them." 
" There was another Praying Indian who told me that he had a brother, 
who would not eat horse, his conscience was so tender and scrupulous, 
though as large as hell for the destruction of poor christians." " There 
w r as another Praying Indian, who, when he had done all the mischief that 
he could, betrayed his own father into the English's hands, thereby to 
purchase his own life." "Another Praying Indian was' at Sudbury fight, 
though, as he deserved, he was afterwards hanged for it." " There was 
another Praying Indian so wicked and cruel as to w r ear a string about his 
neck strung with christian lingers." 

What need to give further extracts ? And no one will question but that 
Mrs. Rowlandson knew whereof she affirmed. 

Ilezekiah Usher, a prominent contemporary, the man who married the 
widow of President Leonard Hoar, calls these renegades " the Preying 
Indians." Prom other contemporaneous sources we learn that certain 
Indians who had captured some women at Longmeadow, March 26, 1676, 
told them that "Captain Tom of Natick, and the rest of them Indians with 
him was come to Deerfield, and that they do intend to make that their 
headquarters." "Captain Tom/' as is well known, was Eliot's right-hand 
man. and of the best Nipmuck blood. 

It is true thai others of the Natick Indians were faithful and true, and 
did invaluable service to the English. Credit should be given, and blame 
charged, as the established fads warrant. 

1899.] Dect. Simon Stone of Watertown. 345 


By David II. Brown, A.B., of West Medford, Mass. 

Simon 1 Stoxe came to New England from London in the ship " Increase" 
in 1 635. He was then fifty years old. His wife and five children came with 
him. As ascertained by the persistent efforts of Mr. William E. Stone of 
Cambridge, and stated in a pamphlet prepared by him and published by 
the Stone Family Association, Simon Stone was born in Much Bromley, 
Essex County, England, and was baptized there Feb. 9, 1585-G, and was 
a son of David and Ursula Stone and grandson of Simon and Agnes Stone. 
He was married Aug. 5, 1616, to Joan Clarke, daughter of William Clarke. 
He settled in Watertown on the banks of the Charles river, being the 
grantee of eight lots, and later being one of the largest land owners of the 
town. A considerable part of the land now occupied by the Mount Auburn 
and Cambridge cemeteries once belonged to him. According to tradition 
it was he who built the large old-fashioned house of colonial style that, 
with the extensive buildings connected with it, served six generations of 
bis descendants for two hundred years, till it was destroyed by fire. He 
was made a freeman in 1636 and took an active part; in church and town 
affairs, filling various positions and being on the board of selectmen for 
several years and a deacon of the church for many years. 

One of the pear trees planted by him is said to have borne fruit for two 
hundred and fifty years, and is still quite vigorous. After the death of his 
wife he married, about 1654, Mrs. Sarah Lumpkin, the widow of Richard 
Lumpkin of Ipswich. He died Sept. 22, 1665. His will is published in 
the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. iii., page 
182. By that it appears that Gregory Stone, who came about the same 
time, and settled first in Watertown and afterwards in Cambridge, was his 
brother. Though living in different towns their residences were only a 
mile apart. By his will he gave his daughters Frances and Mary ten 
pounds each, and divided his real estate between his sons Simon and John. 
This disposition of his property did not include "any former lands and 
conveyances to them." Rev. Nathan 4 Stone, in his almanac, said his grand- 
father, Simon Stone, " had three sisters who m. Messrs. Sterns, Green & 
Orne. The last died young." 

Children : 

i. Frances, 2 bap. Jan. 20, 1G18-9; m. about 1645, Rev. Henry Green of 
Beading. They had two children : Joanna and Nathaniel Green. 
lie cl. Oct. 11, 1648. She. seems later to have become the third 
wife of John Orne, (Home) of Salem, 
ii. Ann, b. 1624; probably m. John Orne (Home) of Salem, for his 
second wife. 

2. iii. Simon, b. L631 ; in. Mary Whipple; d. Feb. L>7, 1708. 

iv. Mary, b. 1632; probably m. Lieut. Nathaniel Stearns of Dedham. 

3. v. John, b. 1635; m. Sarah Bass; d. Mar. 2<;, 1691, 

vi. Elizabeth, b. in Watertown, April 5, 1639; probably d. young. 

2. Dka. Simon 2 STONE [Simon 1 ), divided with his brother John, his 
father's real estate, and held and occupied the paternal homestead. 

34-6 Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown. [Juty? 

Like bis father he was a deacon of the Watertown church. As the 
deacons in those days were elected for life there seems to have been 
a "deacon Simon Stone" in that church continuously for about 
seventy-five years. A large number of the descendants of Simon 
Stone, senior, for several generations, were deacons. 

Dea. Simon Stone, junior, filled many town offices. He was 
town clerk for ten years, selectman for several years and represen- 
tative to the General Court in 1678, 79, '80, '81, '82, '83, '84, '86, 
'89 and '90. He was one of the original proprietors of Groton, but 
there seems to be no proof that he ever resided there. In 1662 he 
had an eighteen acre right in Groton, and in 1670 he owned eighty- 
seven and a half acres there. He married Mary Whipple, daughter 
of Elder John Whipple, one of the early settlers of Ipswich. She 
was born in 1634, and died June 2, 1720. 

The three daughters and seven sons of Simon 2 and Mary (Whip- 
ple) Stone met at the old home with their youngest brother, Jona- 
than, in July, 1724, their average age being nearly sixty years. 

Children : 

4. i. Simon, 3 b. Sept. 8, 1656; m. Sarah Farnsworth ; d. Dec. 20, 1741. 

5. ii. John, b. July 23, 1658; m. Mrs. Sarah (Nutting) Farnsworth. 

6. iii. Matthew, b. Feb. 16, 1659-60; m. Mary Plvmpton; cl. Aug. 12, 1743. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 22, 1661-2; d. Feb. 24^1661-2. 

7. v. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 27, 1662-3; m. 1st, Margaret Trowbridge; d. Oct. 

4, 1754. 
vi. Mary, b. 1665 ; m. Dea. Comfort Starr of Dedham. 

8. vii. Nathaniel, b. 1667; m. Reliance Hinckley; cl. Feb. 8, 1755. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1670; m. Dea. Isaac Stearns of Lexington. 

9. ix. David, b. Oct. 19, 1672; m. Mary Rice; cl. Oct. 7, 1750. 

x. Susanna, b. Nov. 4, 1675; m. Hon. Edward Goddard; cl. Feb. 4, 
1754. They lived in Framingham. 
10. xi. Jonathan, b. Dec. 26, 1677; m. 1st, Ruth Eddy; cl. Jan. 7, 1754. 

3. Dea. John 2 Stone (Simon 1 ), resided in Watertown and was a dea- 

con of the church. In 1687 and 1690 he was town clerk, and was 
a selectman in 1674, '81, '82, '83, '84, '85, '86, '87 and '90. Accord- 
ing to the town records, in 1656, 1660 and 1669, the selectmen 
paid him a bounty of one shilling each for foxes. Jan. 9, 1687, at 
the age of fifty-two, he was released from training. He married 
Sarah Bass, youngest daughter of Samuel and Anne Bass of Brain- 
tree. After his death his widow married Dea. Joseph Penniman. 

i. Sarah, 3 b. Oct. 1, 1663; m. Dec. 15, 1681, Munning Sawiu. 
ii. Joanna, b. Jan. 11, 1664-5; m. May 9, 1693, Simon Tainter; cl. 1731. 
iii. John, b. Dec. 15, 1666; m. Thankful Capen. 
iv. Ann, b. Aug. 8, 1668; m. Nov. 1693, Samuel Capen. 
v. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1670; d. June 25, 1691, unm. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 13, 1672; m. Nov. 17, 1692, John Barnard. 

vii. Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1674-5; m. Elizabeth before 1705. 

viii. Hefzlbah, b. May 5, 1677; m. Jan. 7, 1701-2, John Morse, 
ix. Deborah, b. Feb. 25, 1679-80; m. June 9, 1703, Ephraim Cutter. 
x. Rebecca, b. Aug. 29, 1682; m. John Macldock of Boston. 

4. Simon 3 Stone (Simon 2 Simon 1 ), was in the King Philip's war serv- 

ing in one of the garrisons in Groton, in January, 1675-6, and in 
Capt. Joseph Sill's company against the Indians in June, 1676. 
He was also in the King William's war, being in Exeter, N. H., 

1899.] Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown. 347 

when that place was assaulted by the Indians July 4, 1690, and 
was severely wounded. Cotton Mather, in his Magnalia, Vol. II., 
page 606, said: "there happened at this time a remarkable thing 
* # * one Simon Stone bein«f wounded with shot in nine several 
places lay for dead among the dead. The Indians coming to strip 
him attempted with two several blows of a hatchet, at his neck, to 
cut off his head, which blows added, you may be sure, more enor- 
mous wounds into those port-holes of death at which the life of the 
poor man was already running out as fast as it could. * # The 
English now coming to bury the dead, one of the soldiers per- 
ceived this poor man to fetch a gasp * * * [and] lifted up 
the wounded man and poured a little fair water into his mouth at 
which he coughed ; then they poured a little strong water after it at 
which he opened his eyes * * # * But Simon Stone was 
thoroughly cured and is at this day a very lusty man * # * that 
nothing may be dispaired of remember Simon Stone" 

Soon after the King Philip's war was ended Simon 8 settled in 
Groton, and was a citizen there as early as 1680, and was taxed for 
the support of the minister, the Rev. Gershom Hobart, in 1681. 
In 1691-2, he and his brother John served in a garrison in Groton, 
to assist in defending the inhabitants against the Indians. He was 
a farmer and a deacon of the church, and filled many positions of 
trust and responsibility in town, and was a representative to the 
General Court. He married Sarah Farnsworth, daughter of Mat- 
thias Farnsworth of Groton, about 1683. * 


i. Sarah, 4 b. about 1684; m. Sept. 28, 1708, Stephen Fan* of Stowe. 
ii. Simon, b. August 1, 1680; m. Sarah Farnsworth, 1746. 
iii. Abigail, b. 1691; m. Dec. 11, 1718, Nathaniel Holden; d. Sept. 29, 

iv. Mary, b. about 1692; m. Abraham Whitney. They lived in Stowe. 
v. Susanna, b. Oct. 23, 1694; m. Jacob Chamberlin of Newton, 
vi. Isaac, b. May 4, 1697; d. Sept. 30, 1723. 
vii. Hannah, b. 1699; d. Sept. 27, 1723. 

viii. Joseph, b. March 8, 1702; m. May 9, 1728, Mary Prescott; d. Sept. 
10-, 1777. 
ix. Benjamin, b. Aug. 12, 1706; m. May 13, 1736, Emme Parker; cl. 

Sept. 23, 1758. ' They lived in Groton. 
x. Lydia, b. 1708 ; d. Sept. 30, 1723. 

5. John 8 Stone (Simon, 2 Simon 1 ), served in the King Philip's war, in 

1676. He settled in Groton as early as 1691, and was prominent 
in church matters and active in town affairs. lie served in one of 
the garrisons in Groton, 1691-2, against the Indians. Like his 
brother Simon, lie was a farmer. He married Mrs. Sarah (Nut- 
ting) Farnsworth, widow of Matthias Farnsworth, jr., of Groton. 
Children : 

i. JOHN, 3 b. Sept. 23, 1690; m. Dec. 26, 1722, Elizabeth Farwell. 
ii. James, b. Jan. 2:5, 1701; in. Dec. 28, 1726, Mary Farwell; <I. Feb. 27, 
1783. She was a sister of Elizabeth. They were daughters of 
Joseph and Hannah Farwell of Groton. 

6. Dea. Mattiikw 3 Stone (Simon, 2 Simon*), served in the King 

Philip's war, in Capt. Daniel Henchman's company, in 1675, when 
only sixteen years old. With many others from Watertown he went 
to Sudbury, soon after the war with the Indians was over. For a 

348 Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown. [July* 

Bhort time lie lived in Lancaster. He was a deacon in the church at 
Sudbury, and represented the town in the General Court, in 1710, 
11, '12 and '13. His will was proved Aug. 9, 1743. In his will 
he directed that his house lot in the town of Lancaster and the 
buildings thereon, and intervale land belonging thereto, and forty- 
eiffht acres of woodland, and all his intervale and meadows in Lan- 
caster, and all his personal estate and debts due, be divided into 
four equal parts, and divided among his four children, viz.: Joseph 
Stone. Adams Stone, Mary George and Rachel Cobb, part and part 
alike. All his remaining lands and utensils of husbandly were to 
be divided between his two sons, Joseph Stone and Adams Stone 
and their heirs and assigns. Adams Stone was appointed sole exe- 

He married Mary Plympton, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
(Noyes) Plympton. 


i. Joseph, 4 lived in Sudbury and Lancaster. 

ii. Mary, m. George. 

iii. Adams, m. Sarah Wight, May 22, 1717. They lived in Sudbury, and 
he "was a deacon in the church. Children : 1. Benjamin,* b. Feb. 
20, 1718; m. Beulah, dau. of Jonathan Fiske. 2. Bathsheba, b. 
Dec. 1, 1721; m. Jan. 19, 1744, Col. Ezekiel Howe, the proprietor 
of the Red Horse Tavern (Wayside Inn) from 1746 till his death 
in 1796. Their son Adam was proprietor till 1830, and his son 
Lyman till 1861. 3. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 2, 1723; m. Feb. 23, 1741, 
Nathaniel Rice. 4. Isaac, b. Feb. 18, 1736; m. Sarah Moulton 
about 1757; d. April 2, 1798. 

iv. Rachel, m. June 1, 1710, Thomas Cobb of Barnstable. 

7. Hon. Ebenezer 3 Stone (Simon, 2 Simon 1 ), settled in Cambridge Vil- 
lage, now Newton, and was a leading and influential citizen, taking 
an active part in town affairs. He was a selectman for ten years, 
representative to the General Court in 1720, '21, '22, '23, '24, '28 
and '29, and was a member of Governor Jonathan Belcher's Council 
in 1730, '31, '32 and '33. His estate was appraised at 3502£ 7s. 
8d., and was divided between his sons, Ebenezer, John, Simon, 
James, and children of his deceased son Samuel, and daughters 
Margaret Hammond, Mindwell Woodward and Experience Ward, 
and grandsons Ebenezer Stone and Nehemiah Stone. Bibles given 
to his granchildren cost 68£ 17s. Gloves for his funeral 12£. 

He married March 18, 1686, Margaret Trowbridge, daughter of 
James and Margaret (Atherton) Trowbridge, and granddaughter of 
Gen. Humphrey Atherton. She died May 4, 1710, and lie married 
second Abigail Wilson 1711. She died in 1720, and he married for 
his third wife, widow Sarah (Nevinson) Livermore, April 8, 1722. 
Children, all by his first wife: 

i. Ebenezer, 4 b. December 21, 1686; m. Sarah Bond; d. Feb. l. L784. 

ii. Margaret, i>. Aim-, l. L688; m. Nathaniel Eammond; d. 1776. 
iii. Samuel, i>. July L, L690; m. 1st Hannah Searle, d. Aim-. 50, 1 7 l* < » . 
iv. John, i>. Sept. 18, L692; m. l-i Lydia Byde; d. L765. 

v. N uiiamf.i., I). Sept. 6, L694 : d. L713. 
vi. Mindwell, b. June 26, 1696; m. Ebenezer Woodward; d. 177*. 

They Lived in Newton. Their son Rev. Samuel Woodward "w:i^ 

graduated at Harvard in class of iris, and was ordained minister 
<>f the church in Weston, Sept. 25, 17.">1. and continued till his 
death, Oct, 5, L78 

18 ( J9.] Dea. Simon Stone of Watertoivn. 349 

vii. David, b. May 15, 1G9S; d. 1725 unm. 

viii. Mary, b. April 19, 1700; m. Dea. Ephraim Ward; d. Oct. 10, 1732. 
ix. Simon, b. Sept. 14, 1702; m. 1732, Priscilla Dyke; d. 1760. 
x. James, b. June 8, 170-1; m. Elizabeth Swift, dan. of Rev. John Swift 
of Framingham ; d. July 28, 1742. He was graduated at Harvard 
in 1724. and was the first pastor of the church in llolliston, being 
ordained Nov. 20, 1728, and continued fourteen years till his death. 
xi. Experience, b. 1707; in. 1733, Joseph Ward of Newton; d. 1798. 

8. Rev. Nathaniel 3 Stone (Simon, 2 Simon 1 ), was graduated at Har- 
vard College in the class of 1G0O. For a year or more he was 
employed by the town as a schoolmaster in Watertown, his native 
town. He was ordained as the minister at Harwich, Oct. 16, 1700, 
at the organization of the town, but preached there before the church 
was gathered, beginning March 6, 1697-8. He remained the minis- 
ter fifty-seven years till his death, though the Rev. Isaiah Dunster 
was an associate pastor for the last seven years. His church and 
his residence were in that part of the town that is now Brewster. 
He was a man of lanje influence in the town and in the colonv. 
He was also an able divine of fervent piety, and had great firmness 
of character. Several of his sermons were printed and can be found 
at the Boston Public Library. Among the number are : 

'•The Way to attain to Glory by Inheritance." Boston, 1718. 

Election sermon, preached May 25, 1720, before His Excellency 
Samuel Shute, Esq., Governor, His Majesty's Council and the Rep- 
resentatives of Massachusetts Bay Colony. " Rulers are a Terror 
not to Good but Evil Workers." 

" Concio ad Magistra." A sermon preached before the Judges of 
the Superior Court, at Barnstable, April 24, 1728. "Printed by 
order of the Court By B. Green for Daniel Henchman at his shop 
over against the Brick Meeting House Corn Hill 1728." 

•• Sermon on the Absolute Ereedom of Grace." Printed by B. 
Green, 1731. 

" Questions and Advice to the Rev. Mr. Whitefield as to his 
methods." preached at Harwich, Jan. 7, 1744-5. 

He was married to Reliance Hinckley, the seventeenth and young- 
est child of Gov. Thomas and .Mary (Smith) Hinckley of Barn- 
stable, Dec. 15, 1698. She was born Dec. 15, 107-"), the day of the 
Great Swamp Fight, her father the governor taking part in the 
battle against the Indians. She died May 2 1, 17ol). 

Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. Sept. 16, 1699; m. Barnabas Freeman; d. Dec. 22, 1778. 

Li. KEZIAH, I). April 8, 17')] : in. 172!). [saac Lincoln; d. NOV. 2, 17 

111. Reliance, b. April 26, 1703; m. Joseph Paddock; d. March 26, 17:'..",. 

iv. Beman, b. Sept. L 1705; m. Temperance Sturgis ; d. April 26, 1779. 
v. Nathan, b. Feb. 17. 1707 B; m. 1st, Jndltfa Fox; d. May 81, L781. 
He was graduated at Harvard In the class of 1726, was ordained 
minister of Sonthboro, Oct. 21, L780, and was the faithful and 
successful minister of tin-town for fifty-one years, till his death. 
His almanac contained much genealogical Information which was 
published in the Register, vol. x.. page 229. His son Natha\ 
Sept. 30, L737, waa graduated at Harvard in the class of 1762, and 
was ordained over the church In Yarmouth, now Dennis, in 

L764, his father, Rev. Nathan Stone of Sonthboro, preaching 
sermon n >m. Mary Cushing, dau. i Job Cushing of Shrews- 

bury, and continued as the efficient and popular minister of the 
church for forty year-., nil his death. His sou Nathaniel* Stone 

350 Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown. [July, 

was graduated .it Harvard in 1705, and was ordained pastor of the 
church at Windham, Maine, Oct. 31, 1798. He resigned at the 
end of Biz years, but had a pastorate of nearly twenty years in 
Provincetown. The aggregate years of service of these four gen- 
erations of ministers were over one hundred and seventy years. 

vi. Thankful, 3 b. March 2, 1708-9; m. Seth Bangs, Jan. 4, 175G, for his 

2d wife, 
vii. EUNICE, b. June 23, 1711 ; m. David Bangs, Sept. 23, 1731 ; d. Feb. 5, 
1816. When she was 100 years old she attended church and listened 
to a sermon preached in memory of her completed century. They 
lived in Harwich till 1708, when they removed to Hardwick, Wor- 
cester County. She was the mother of fifteen children, 
viii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 29, 1713; m. Mary Bourne; d. Jan. 7, 1777. 

ix. AciisAir, b. Sept. 5. 1715; m. Elijah Hersey. 

x. Hannah, b. June 30, 1718; d. July 30, 1718. 

xi. Hannah, b. March 26, 1720; d. June 7, 1720. 
xii. Huldah, b. July 6, 1722; cl. Jan. 24, 172G-7. 

9. David 3 Stone {Simon, 2 Simon 1 ), remained in Watertown. He is 
said to have become blind at the age of twenty-four, and remained 
blind for the remaining fifty -six years of his life. Notwithstanding 
this great misfortune he was able to do his work and care for his 
family. He was married Dec. 12, 1710, to Mary Rice. 
Children : 

i. Mercy, 4 b. Feb. 2, 1713-14; m. Aug. 19, 1736, Rev. David Goddard 
of Leicester, her cousin, son of Edward and Susanna (Stone) God- 
dard, H. C. 1731. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1715. 
iii. Ruth, m. Dea. Nathaniel Stone (Ebenezer,* Ron. Ebenezer 3 ). 

10. Jonathan 3 Stone (Simon, 2 Simon 1 ), lived on the home place in 
Watertown. He was one of the proprietors' committee, selectman 
in 1724 and '27, and ensign of the military company in 1730. Nov. 
15, 1099, he was married to Ruth Eddy. She died Oct. 7, 1702, 

and he married Mary , who died June 24, 1720. Nov. 15, 

1720, he was married to Hepzibah Coolidge, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Mary (Bright) Coolidge. She died in 1763. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan, 4 b. in. 1702 ; m. Feb. 25, 1724, Hannah Jennison. 
ii. Hepzibah, b. xVng. 9, 1722; d. Apr. 14, 1723. 
iii. Ann, 1). Aug. 9, 1722; m. Jonas Stone (John, 4 lion. Ebenezer 3 ). 
vi. Moses, b. Dec. 1G, 1723; m. Hannah Tainter, dan. of Capt. John 
Tainter of Watertown. He lived on the ancestral place in Water- 

As stated in the foregoing pages, seven of the early descendants of Simon 2 
and Mary (Whipple) Stone were graduates of Harvard College, viz.: Rev. 
Nathaniel Stone in 1090, Rev. James Stone in 1724, Rev. Nathan Stone 
in 172G, Rev. David Goddard in 1731, Rev. Samuel Woodward in 1748, 
Rev. Nathan Stone in 1702 and Rev. Nathaniel Stone in 1795. 

Aci boritieb Consulted, — Bond's History of Watertown, The Earl; Records 
of Watertown, Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. iv., Massachusetts Ar- 
chives at the Stale House, Probate Offices and Registry of Deeds Offices at I 
Cambridge, Boston, Salem and Worcester, Quinquennial Catalogue of Har- 
vard University, Bodge's Soldiers in the King Philip's War, Butler's History 
of Groton, Green's Early Records of Grot on, Paige's History of Cambric 1 
Jackson's Newton, Barry's ETramingham, Temple's Framingham, Hudson's Sud- 
bury, Marvin's Lancaster, the printed Records of Lancaster, Freeman's Cape 
Cod, Deyo's History of Barnstable County, and Rev. Nathan* stone's almanac. 

1899.] The Younger President Edwards. 351 



Communicated by Rev. Benjamin Angier Dean, of Colebrook, Conn. 

Jonathan Edwards, then under thirty years, and pastor of one of the 
largest New Haven churches, delivered this sermon May 28, 1775, " by 
the desire of Gen. Wooster to several companies of his regiment who then 
kept Sabbath in town." His text was 1 Cor. 10: 24, "Let no man seek 
hi> own ; but every man another's wealth." He said, recording it in these 
outline notes : " [We are] now called to a disinterested spirit — to give up 
particular private interests. Thousands may be reduced to poverty ; others, 
poorer, [may have to give up] ease ; [others], honor ; others, their lives. 
But remember [it is] a noble sacrifice for our country ; [it is for] liberty, 
[for] our children, [lor] future generations — for ourselves — [it is] the way 
to secure ourselves — [for] some things are our own. Religion requires [us] 
to seek the good of others — if individuals ; more, if the community ; it 
is called the good of the whole — of our neighbors not grudge to assist 
ourselves — one common interest. Let us call up every noble principle 
— of religion, love of country [and] neighbors. Gentlemen and fellow 
countrymen : the time which we have long dreaded is at length come when 
we are involved in a war with Great Britain. War 1 is always a sore 
calamity, but especially is it so when in takes place between those who 
have been heretofore, and still might be, connected by all the ties of blood, 
of friendship and of mutual advantage. 

This is the case in the war which is now begun between Great Britain 
and these American Colonies. Great Britain is our parent and we are 
Sprung from her ; she hath been our friend and we hers ; we have mutually 
defended each other in time of war, and supported and benefited each other 
in lime of peace ; and the same mutual benefits we might still receive from 
each other, had not this agreeable connection been dissolved by the diffi- 
culties which have lately taken place between us, and especially by the war 
which is now commenced. 

The calamities of this war are like to be very great ; and where they 
will issue is impossible for any of us to foresee. But who hath begun this 
•rar? Who is the author of these calamities? Is it America? No, what 
have we done either to deserve them or to give any reasonable occasion for 
■: ': We have indeed deserved them of God : this we cannot deny. But 
what have we done to deserve them of our fellow men, of Great Britain? 
W< ' ,'. only stood for our rights, our liberties and our properties, and 
doI consented to be taxed and have our property torn from as by th< m, 
at their pleasure, without our consent either given or asked. This is the 
sum and substance of what we have done : this is the great crime for which 
G at Britain is now making war upon as. 

We ii iver desired to be disconnected from them : we were always fond 
of the connection provided they would suffer at I » be connected in the 
manner in which we have been connected from the first settlement of the 
country down to the conclusion of the last war. But they will not be con- 
<! with as in this manner; and I will not consent to be taxed 

by them at pleasure, or, in other words, bee ign all <aw 

• > 

52 The Younger President Edwards. [July* 

liberty and property into their hands at once, therefore we must have our 
harbors blocked up. our trade cut oil', our fishery wrested from us, our 
charter altered, our harbors and most populous towns filled with an hostile 
armament, Popery established upon our borders, and, in fine, a brutal 
soldiery must be sent in among us to plunder and ravage our country, 
to slaughter, to murder, to butcher us, our aged parents, our helpless wives 
and our infant children. 

'litis is the war in which we are engaged; this is the cause in which you, 
my countrymen, this day take up the sword. And is it not a just cause? 
Yes, I presume to say it is as just an one as any in which this or any other 
country either ever did or ever can take up the sword. Some who are 
inimical ly disposed in the present controversy may endeavor to dishearten 
you by suggesting that your cause is not good, that you are taking up arms 
against your king, and what not. But I scruple not to say that to prose- 
cute thoroughly the cause in which we are engaged is the w r ay most 
effectually to establish the king upon his throne, and that the contrary 
measures tend to throw everything into confusion, to disaffect the minds 
of all his majesty's subjects towards his person and government, and con- 
sequently to dethrone him. 

Let me intreat you, therefore, not to be in the least disheartened by any 
such false and groundless suggestions. You have abundant reason to en- 
courage you, and to make you "be strong and of a good courage," and to 
excite you to quit yourselves like men in such a glorious cause. Remember 
that noble speech of Joab to his brother Abishai, 2 Sam. 10: 12, " Be of 
good courage and let us play the men for our people and for the cities of 
our God : and the Lord do that which seemeth Him good." 

[From this point he uses merely outline notes.] You have every motive 
to excite : you, our guardians — we depend on you — the strength of the 
country — [yon do] not stand alone, nor fall alone — [you] should con- 
sider the whole country rests on you — if [it] were not so — if [you were] 
alone [it were] very different. Consider therefore the high and important 
station — the confidence put in you — let this influence you to a noble con- 
duct. Consider the worth of these things [you] fight for. Religion : — 
[they] dare not speak against the Pope in Canada — so here — not speak 
against "the man of sin" * * # * Not fight valiantly for this ? Our fathers 
did — knew r the value — suffered — burnt at the stake — so we if — Your 
country entirely ruined in a political respect if [you do] not make a stand 

— liberties wrested from us — property — abject poverty — stupid ignorance, 
superstition. And can you brook the thought of this? — such shame and 
contempt? Despised by all mankind — Your wives and children — aged 
parents — call on [you] to prevent their being butchered as [at] Lexington 

— this happiness and liberty — so long favored — generations yet unborn 

— if slavery once established, no knowing when shaken oil' — perhaps 
uever — almost impossible — Now the time — Every principle of religion 

— Christianity — The love of God — His word [you] cannot enjoy if Popery 

— Love [of] your country — Your families — neighbors — Therefore to 
fight valiantly lor [them]. 

You will indeed be exposed to many dangers — besides the common 

dangers of the country — the peculiar — Bui remember the text — imbibe 
that noble principle of benevolence — this will induce you to expose cheer- 
full) when called — Indeed peculiar dangers — but your duty to go — the 
way <»f dutj [is] the way of .safety. The same Preserver there as here. It' 
obstinate!) refuse, God can overtake [you] at Inane. Judges 5: •_'•'». "Curse 

1899.] The Younger President Edwards. 353 

ye Meroz, said the Angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants there- 
of, because they came not to the* help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord 
Inst the mighty." Go not in your own strength — "Not by might nor 
[bv] power, [but by my Spirit saith the Lord of hosts]." Your numbers, 
skill, nothing [will avail] without God. He [is] "a man of war " — the 
Lord of Hosts. Keel. 9 : 11. " The race is not to the swift nor the battle to 
the strong." Jer. 9: 23: 24. " Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, 
neither let the mighty glory in his might, but * * * * that he understandeth 
and knoweth me * * * * which exercise loving kindness and judgment and 
ghteousness in the earth * * * * saith the Lord." Therefore go in the 
rength of God — make Him your shield — Captain — if He for, "who 
(ainst ? * * * * 

I. To the Major General [Wooster] [You] have had experience before 
-acquitted [yourself] well — to your own honor [and of] your country. 
*ersevere — pursue the same line — Buffer not these laurels to be plucked 
— [gained in French and Indian War] [You are now r ] more advanced. 
[Wooster was then 66 years old] — [you have] not the same life and ac- 
tivity to execute. Pursue the same vigorous measures — others can execute. 
I have often thought of what William the third said: he "came not in [to] 
Ireland to let the grass grow under his feet " : soon finished [the] War. 
If all Generals act on the same principle, wars finished in one half the time. 
Much depends on seizpng] the opportunities — after the late fighting — 
have reason to hope you no more — than William — Wish you to finish 
your days [with] all [the] honor of a great General. 

II. To the other officers. Much depends on you : officers the life of an 
army : inspire life into the soldiers : soon catch the spirit if [these are] men 
of life [and] spirit : if true fortitude [they] catch the spirit : so if skilful 
— emulate — respect you — if [you] not [lacking] — if not acquainted in 
Military — if not their superiors — if [you] blunder — when training show- 
i _ not skilled yourself — [you] cannot expect they will learn — despised. 
If therefore [you would] save your own honor, show [yourselves] masters 
in the business : if not complete as yet, accomplish — immediately — [become] 
correct in every iota. I hate to see [an officer] stand to recollect. Our 
troops long despised as irregulars — not regularly trained — though [it] be 

not to [be] despised however, more furnished, if were [trained] — 

Therefore train them — not only in Manual — in all marchings, firings 

lutions — daily — nothing else to do — from morning to evening. .Not 

only thus better prepared for battle, [but also] your own honor — the honor 

the Colony — For their health. If [you are to] maintain authority, be 

oi every virtue: then [they will] revere and obey [yon]. May 

go and prosper [and] return with honor. 

III. To the Privates. 5Ton — into the service of your country : notonly 
danger — temptations — guard against — Especially exposure to these -ins: — 
1. Mutinous spirit — not usedtosucl - — absolutely necessary. If 

submit to [you would be doing] what \<>u can to ruin the cause: the 
guilt, come on you. -. Profaneness: trery generally prevalent. You brought 
up in a hmd where not. prevalent — take heed — consider the awful threaten- 
ing. •'). Violence and injustice — the business of a soldier to fight — a] it to 
irrong persons — take heed. 1. Oncleanne - — drunkenness — let n 

monster enter your camp: drive it fir off. But if [you] >huu these 
and ot: i [and] return and enjoy tint liberty for which [you] fight. 

Let us all pray for effectual [defeat] of the R. M. [either Royal Military 
or Royal Ministry]. 

VOL. LIII. 23 


Dr. John F. Pratt. 



By Charles Edavard Banks, M.D., of Washington, D. C. 

It seems fitting that a man who had devoted so many years of his life to 
the development and encouragement of the special work for which this 
Society was instituted, should have the record of his career entered upon 
the pages of the Register, to which he was for many years a subscriber, 
and always an interested reader. 

John Fr